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Conwy Valley gradient profile

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Jark91, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Jark91

    Jark91 New Member

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    I'm looking for the gradient profile for the Conwy Valley branch - could anybody help me out? It would be much appreciated.
     
  2. royce6229

    royce6229 New Member

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    Hi
    Sorry bit late in seeing this, have attached a profile for Bettws-Blaenau.
    Some years ago I did see a profile in a box on the line which I can only presume was llanwrst.
     

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  3. Jark91

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    Can't tell you how much I appreciate it! Cheers very much.
     
  4. HoPpY

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    May be a bit late now, but this profile has been "interpreted/annotated". The 1 in 36 annotation is wrong. It should be 1 in 56.

    Evidence:

    (1) Look at the scale of the climbs on the profile.

    (2) 45231 stalled on the 1 in 47 - the steepest bit!

    (3) Network Rail Excel spreadsheet showing "steep" gradients has the entry as 1 in 56 from 16m 1038yds to 17 m 915 yards.

    HTH

    :eek:)
    HoPpY
     
  5. TonyMay

    TonyMay New Member

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    In English, it's ConWAY not Conwy. You don't see English people demanding that Welsh spell London "London" (i.e. no Llundain), or Hereford as "Hereford" and not Henffordd, so why do the Welsh insist on changing names in English to their own spelling?
     
  6. Gwenllian2001

    Gwenllian2001 New Member

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    May I draw your attention to the following from wiki: Conwy (formerly known in English as Conway)

    Conway was never correct in either English or Welsh but simply a form that made it look more English. What is so difficult about Conwy?
     
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    NBDR Lock New Member

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    I'd not seen this thread before, as it started before I joined, but if it's not too late for Jark91's purposes I have a copy of the attached gradient diagram, which dates from the early 1970's.
     

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  8. TonyMay

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    Which wiki? A wiki is a website editable by anyone, including Welsh nationalists.
     

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