Network Rail Measurement Train
The late John Cornelius
However, may I say, and I am not these days a regular rail traveller, over the last weekend I notched up quite a few hundred miles using a 'Freedom of the south West Railrover' and the experience was pleasurable. I found most trains busy and clean as were the stations - a great improvement on the situation in the past. Although perhaps the seats on the IET's are a little hard I marvelled at the Crystal Clear announcements of the PA system and the seat reservation labelling - a green light meaning a seat was available and a red one indicating that it was booked.
I see from a report in the local newspaper that the St Ives branch carried 406,000 passengers 89,000 more than last year. It was also reported that main line usage has seen an increase of 21%. Long may these trends continue. From December 2019 we will see an increased frequency of trains thanks to the new signalling recently introduced. KJ.
This is obviously interesting in itself, being a fine illustration of what the W.R. Cornish lines looked like in the year I was born. "Instructions for Calculating Loads of Freight Trains" is found on page 87.
What would a W.T.T. of freight trains west of Ashburton Junction look like today?
Best wishes, Colin. Many thanks Colin