Railway Performance Society Magazine - Milepost


There has been considerable interest in the performance of the Class 800s, since their introduction in mid-October on the GWML.

It has been decided to publish the initial logs on this web-site, together with a summary of fastest times and a comparison with current HST post-2008 Fastest Times and WTT times, and with other data that becomes available.

A power point file is included which provides detailed analysis by RPS Technical Officer Dr David Stannard, but please note that this is a very large file (19mb), so it may take a significant time to download.

Extensions to the south west and electrified services to Swindon have been added, and we will update the log file regularly, and create further files, as the extension of electrification continues.

Logs from our Mass Timing Day in July 2018 can be downloaded below.Printed copies, together with commentary, real time data and analyses of time lost will be available to our members.

Logs following the introduction of Azumas on the ECML have been added.

Could you please send suitable logs for publication to rpseditor@aol.com.

Download log file here:

Download log file for South West England:

Download Keith Farr log file here:

Download Mass Timing Day logs here:

Download Class 802 introduction file:

Download IET Electric running to Swindon file:

Download power point file here:

Download Autumn 2018 update file here:

Download ECML log file here:

Note the file size, as mentioned above

Rail Performance Data Foundation Logs Database

The Rail Performance Data Foundation (RPDF) owns the database on behalf of the RPS. The database contains almost half a million entries dating fromRocket's performance in the Rainhill Trials in1829to the present day. Use of data is free to members and available to others on payment of a small fee. For more information on the database click here

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