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Ten foot or Six foot?

Discussion in 'Civil Engineering M.I.C.' started by ralphchadkirk, Mar 31, 2009.

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    Considering doing a night school course ' Rail engineering Level 3'.
    What kind of job might need that qualification ?
     
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    A lot - but from what I can see is it is essentially an apprenticeship or A level grade, so you'd still need to pick a speciality afterwards. But it'll put you in good stead for a job with NR or a TOC.
     
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    I cannot really see the point of this thread: there has never been any confusion i know of regarding the position of 6' or 10'. There are many places where you can find cess/US/UF/DS/DF/cess and cess/US/DS/UF/DF/cess on the same line and the 10' will just divide two pairs of tracks whether they be paired by direction or speed or to separate a siding or loop from the nearest running line. This has nothing to do with any supposed set in stone policy of some pre nationalisation or pre grouping company.
     
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    South of York between Holgate and Copmanthorpe the tracks run Up Down Up Down.
    You would therefore expect the spacing to be 6ft / 10ft / 6ft. So the 10ft should act as it should, separating pairs of tracks.
    Not so
    The actual spacing is 10ft / 6ft/ 10ft. ( I know because I had to measure them for a renewal)

    Anyone care to answer why?
    Historically they have always been in this arrangement.
     
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    Are (were) there bridge piers encouraging a centre pair and two outliers?
     
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    No bridges or drainage that I am aware of that would account for this.
     
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    Just had a thought.
    There were yards either side of the ECML here at Dringhouses.
    That may have been a reason, with a through goods line at a 6ft either side.
     
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    Either side of a pair of lines there should be a position of safety and that is what the 10' is for, without knowing the location you mention i would hazard a guess that the two outer lines that you describe are slows, goods lines or loops which in this case means there is a P.o.S. either side of each outer track and either side of the two mains which are the pair.
     

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