Michael L. Roach
34 chains to the west of Bodriggy Road Bridge is Hayle Station at 319m 31c, although the actual distance from London Paddington is 297m 56c. The difference is accounted for by the fact that the mileposts go via Bristol which was the route travelled by all Paddington to Penzance trains up until 1906 when the current direct route opened. A few trains still travel via Bristol every day. A final thought – there are very few places on the rail network where the mileposts reach the figure of 300.
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