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« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2022, 06:26:48 pm »

Adjustment switches are apparently fitted at the transitions between an area of CWR (Continuously Welded Rail), and an area of conventional track, or if “non-strengthened” S&C (Settle and Carlisle ) is fitted in an otherwise continuous section of CWR .  (So I assume there’s a type of strengthened S&C which can be stressed.)

It’s just recently been emphasised in RailUK forums that in principle you can have many miles of CWR without any adjustment switches, the way it was explained was “if there were breathers fitted it wouldn’t be continuous”..

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« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2022, 08:22:54 pm »

The areas that might get 40 degree heat aren’t generally the same areas that get sib-zero. Russia being one….abd generally France.

Crossing the Gobi Desert back in May 2012 at about midday..... 

(I suspect there may have been a fault in the thermometer!)

Not as big a fault as this one:

in 32°C Mahon earlier this month. I'm not sure I would trust a medical thermometer supplied by that pharmacist.

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