Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum
GWR advice during Coronavirus
Coffee Shop during Coronavirus
Please - Do NOT travel unless you have to!
Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - Benefits to gain - ONLINE
28/05/2020 - CILT seminar - ONLINE
29/05/2020 - TWSW - Bristol Mayor - ONLINE
05/06/2020 - World Environment Day
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
May 26, 2020, 10:14:53 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[78] Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling ...
[56] Which UK network station has the best view? [DotD 25.5.20]
[51] Rail programmes MONDAY 25th May
[49] Hebridean Light Railway, and highland proposals and short-live...
[46] Rail programmes TUESDAY 26th May
[37] What happened near Dauntsey on Wednesday 20th May?
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3
  Print  
Author Topic: Steepest Gradient on GWR?  (Read 1925 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29434



View Profile WWW Email
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:19:13 pm »

From The BBC

Quote
World's steepest street: Harlech loses title to New Zealand

Lots of famous inclines on UK railways - Lickey, Wath, High Peak, Folkestone Harbour - but what is the steepest on GWR services?
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8116



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 09:29:56 pm »

Rattery or Hemerdon in South Devon must rate near the top.
 
Logged
IndustryInsider
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 8104


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 09:43:08 pm »

Acton Diveunder?  Wink
Logged

To view my GWML Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/
PhilWakely
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1297



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 09:54:46 pm »

Exeter St Davids to Exeter Central

Cogload Junction - Down line over the flyover
Logged
bignosemac
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 17337


Birthday Avatar: 47 143.


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 09:55:48 pm »

I think Dainton Bank takes it, being briefly 1 in 36 before the tunnel, but it averages out at 1 in 40.

Exeter St David's to Exeter Central averages 1 in 37 over 1/2 a mile.
Logged

paul7755
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4727


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 10:32:36 pm »

How steep is the London end of Portsmouth and Southsea high level?  It always feels quite a sudden gradient...

Paul
Logged
Thatcham Crossing
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 721


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 08:29:13 am »

St Davids to Central in Exeter always looks flippin' steep to me (esp. if viewed down the hill from the platforms at Central).

I'm quite shocked that Dainton is nearly as steep, on average, but have never been there to observe it (and have not riden up it on a train in about 8 years).

How about the pull-up into Reading from the dive-under just to the east of the station?
Logged
REVUpminster
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 148


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 10:43:15 am »

Don't they split some freight trains at Exeter to get them over Dainton bank then reassemble them somewhere to go on to their destination.

I think it's one of the reasons they would like to electrify Newton Abbot to Plymouth so the passenger trains would have more power.
Logged
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8116



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 10:47:27 am »

St Davids to Central in Exeter always looks flippin' steep to me (esp. if viewed down the hill from the platforms at Central).

Logged
PhilWakely
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1297



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 12:23:06 pm »

St Davids to Central in Exeter always looks flippin' steep to me (esp. if viewed down the hill from the platforms at Central).

Even more dramatic from the footbridge at the far end, with a long lens!


Logged
Jamsdad
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 27


View Profile Email
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 03:27:21 pm »

Coombe Junction to Liskeard is 1 in 40 plus an 8 chains radius on the curves. No chance of a run-up on that!
Logged
IndustryInsider
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 8104


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 04:00:41 pm »

I think Dainton Bank takes it, being briefly 1 in 36 before the tunnel, but it averages out at 1 in 40.

Exeter St David's to Exeter Central averages 1 in 37 over 1/2 a mile.

Just to add that Acton Diveunder has a 1 in 40 descent and 1 in 50 incline (you can only go through it in one direction!), so not as steep and a lot shorter than BNM's examples.
Logged

To view my GWML Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29434



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 04:50:14 pm »

Coombe Junction to Liskeard is 1 in 40 plus an 8 chains radius on the curves. No chance of a run-up on that!

My goodness yes ... I made the mistake of walking from Coombe Junction to Liskeard early last month.  Well - more staggering and panting up the road.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
SandTEngineer
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3443


Retired in an S&T hut in the far Southwest


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 06:51:01 pm »

Could we please change the topic title to "Steepest Gradient on GWR" as the railway doesn't do "hills"..... Roll Eyes Tongue
Logged

Out of this nettle, Danger, we pluck this flower, Safety.
[Henry IV, Part 1, Act 2, Scene 3]
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8116



View Profile
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 07:22:38 pm »

Just for you...
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1] 2 3
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page