Thursday, 15 March 2012

ALR Vital Statistics

Hello there,
We needed to be sure of the ALR actual track meterage/yardage as we haven't carried out an accurate measure since we completed (hopefully?) the trackwork, so we thought we would. A measuring wheel was 'borrowed' and a pleasant wander round by yours truly (to excercise the ankle! ha ha!), produced some mind boggling figures!
You will be delighted to know that your trips around our lovely railway on Open Days carry you a distance of 835.5 metres or 913.7 yards which is 2741.1 feet, or 0.519 miles, or 0.835 kilometres should you prefer !.
We also have constructed a total of 141.9 metres (155.2 yards) of sidings in the Workshop and signal box area, and over at Laurel Sidings we have laid 162.1 metres (177.3 yards) of track, plus the loco pit siding which is 18.6 metres (20.3 yards) long. The layby siding near Bamboo Junction is 46.8 metres (51.2 yards) long and the Eastgate ballast siding over by the lake, is 16.3 metres (17.8 yards) long.Our platform is 18.4 metres ((20.1 yards long).
Quite an amount of sleepers, rail, fishplates, bolts, ballast and effort over the last 9 years! (we didn't start laying track until 2003) Well done everyone!!!!
The track plan sketch shown will, hopefully, give those of you who haven't visited the ALR an idea of how the site is laid out, with apologies for the poor quality of the sketch (you just can't get the staff these days eh!).

We hope you found this item of some interest!