Ballachulish line gradients

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Bill_Gensheet
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Ballachulish line gradients

Post by Bill_Gensheet » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:05 pm

I have drawn a blank on finding the gradenit diagram for the Ballachulish branch, apart from a few comments of 'there weren't many', which is fair enough for large parts of the branch. However there were clearly some such as north of Connel bridge as well as around Creagan, Duror and Ballachulish Ferry.

Does anyone have a gradient diagram that is electronic or could be scanned / copied etc ?

Bill

David Blevins
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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by David Blevins » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:24 pm

I have one for the Ballachulish Branch - Official Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart.
I could send it as attachment to an e-mail.
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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by David Blevins » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:54 pm

Here is a sample of the Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart for the Ballachulish Line.
If you require a larger copy I can forward as an attachment but I am not sure how "private messages" work on the Forum - the modern "IT" world keeps getting faster, and I am due to fall off soon!
David Blevins.
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Bill_Gensheet
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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by Bill_Gensheet » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:45 am

Thanks, personal email address supplied as a PM.

One part of the closure story that I had not realised until recently was that the section through Appin station & past Castle Stalker was proposed for conversion to road, at the same time as the section northwards was, and was completed.

This was to the extent that a 1967 Bartholomew map (Sheet 47) showed this section as 'under construction' and in a 1970 edition even as 'open' .
The A828 main road still goes uphill and back, although the line is now a surfaced cycleway / property access.

https://goo.gl/maps/rp8MgqK8waxhm43x9


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David Blevins
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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by David Blevins » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 pm

Personal PM of the enlarged copies of the Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart for the Ballachulish Line forwarded to-day.
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John Paton
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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by John Paton » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:55 pm

David, did you get my PM? I pressed the 'submit' button but as often happens I see no sign of the message going out to you.

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Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Post by jimwatt2mm » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 pm

As far as I understand it, John, it stays in your 'outbox' until the recipient reads it.

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