Track Plan

Below is the layout of our tracksite. The maximum manageable gradient for 3 1/2"and 5"steam locomotives has been set at 1:125 from many years of experience. There are 3 rails for the whole length of track, totalling 3/4 mile of steel. There are over 200 fish plates, 2100 tie bars and 4200 spacer tubes. There are 500 holding down bolts into 500 support pillars made from 24 1/2 tons of concrete. There are over 10,000 nuts and bolts in 11,600 holes (or about 250 feet of hole drilled).

Track extension site plan