NT2673 : Bristol-bound train at Waverley Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Bristol-bound train at Waverley Station
Bristol-bound train at Waverley Station
The train is bound for Bristol Temple Meads. Whenever I see a train like this one, I'm always taken aback by its narrowness. Whether or not it really comes down from the standard width of a Roman cart, the fact is that we could have had sturdier, safer trains if the railway companies had been sensible and adopted Brunel's broad gauge. Instead, after the 'battle of the gauges' in the 1840s, we inherited, thanks to Stephenson, the standard 4ft 8 1/2 inch gauge of wagonways on the British coalfields - the usual British cheapskate solution of never spending more than is absolutely necessary. LinkExternal link

For the technically minded, the train-type specifications can be read at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 July, 2010
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Trains > Trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 260 738 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1340N 3:11.1588W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 260 739
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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