Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thanks to Nick Howes for the following -
Amazing pre Marples fact 1:
Did you know that in steam days there were 55,000 men on the pway and 50000 track miles (20000 route)
That means that one man had a mile of track, associated cess embankment, civil work to maintain each year
1 mile =5280 feet in 52 weeks
100 foot per week
That’s fifteen feet per man length per day.
No wonder our pway was so immaculate…………….