Railway Performance Society Magazine - Milepost

Railway Performance Society Milepost Gallery

Here is what we believe to be the definitive collection of milepost images for the UK, plus (so far) one from Europe.

If you've seen one not represented here, do email an image to us, info@railperf.org.uk. Foreign mileposts especially welcome - unusual or otherwise - to help other train recorders wishing to time abroad.

Basildon: London Tilbury & Southend post.

Bitton: Midland Railway, near Bath. Trackbed here is now part of the Avon Valley Railway.

Darsham: A Great Eastern Railway post on the East Suffolk line.

Didcot: Old Great Western post restored to fine condition by the Didcot Railway Centre.

Earley: Southern Railway Company post.

Guide Bridge: London & North Eastern Railway post.

Harlington: Midland Railway Company post.

Haymarket: North British Railway post at Edinburgh.

Headcorn: South Eastern Railway post.

Mid-Hants: London & South Western post at Medstead & Four Marks

Killarney: Great Southern (Ireland) post

Ravenglass: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway post.

Shortlands: London Chatham & Dover post.

Sunderland: North Eastern Railway post

Stafford: When is a milepost not a milepost? 133.5 miles from Euston.

Swiss Kilometre Post at Biberbrugg

France Kilometre Post at Narbonne (PK 406)

Australia Half kilometre post at Wagga Wagga (PK 550.5), New South Wales

Mexican Distance Post. In Great Britain the highest numbered Milepost is 326 at Penzance. However, in other countries much higher numbers can be noted. Post 839, admittedly in kilometres, is at El Fuerte on the Chihuahua al Pacifico line in Mexico and is the distance from the US- Mexican border. This route is one of the few in Mexico still to have a passenger service, mainly for tourists visiting the Copper Canyon area.

Totnes: Confused? 222.75 miles from Paddington.

Wimbledon: British Rail (Southern) post. Shows mileage from Waterloo and mileage from Streatham junction via Haydons Road.

Worting_Junction: The blue diamond style introduced by Railtrack Southern in early 1999 between Worting and Micheldever to help staff locate items in more remote parts. This particular example (MP 51) has since been removed, but many now exist across lines in the Hampshire area.

Dufftown: Great North of Scotland Milepost 63 just east of Dufftown on the Keith & Dufftown Railway.

Appleby: Midland Railway Milepost 277 just south of Appleby.

Aviemore: Highland Railway Milepost 85 just north of Aviemore on the Strathspey Railway.

Salou, Spain: Spanish kilometre post 263.5 at Salou station.

Carlisle: LNWR Milepost 69 at the south end of Carlisle No 3 platform

Thornhill: GSWR Milepost 77 just north of Thornhill

Snodland: Ex SE&CR milepost 36 siutated on the platform at Snodland. The distance is measured from Charing Cross via Woolwich Arsenal

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