Mileage Competition 2012

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  1. redthunder

    redthunder Member

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    After yesterdays Great Escape, Pendolino and Snow Exploits, Im now on 3519, with a lot more to come too :) :)
     
  2. VTPreston_Tez

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    358 so far, consisting of long journeys around London, EUS-PRE (the PRE-EUS was on 31st Dec), and PRE-DGT and return.
    Hope I'm in with a shot!
    (My mileage will be updated every journey)
     
  3. TheJRB

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    I wasn't sure where to put this, but I thought it would be appropriate here as it definitely contributes to the mileage record.

    I made a FOI request to TfL a few weeks ago about the DLR Canning Town to Stratford International extension and today they responded with the requested information.

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                                           Distance (m)    Distance (chains)
    Stratford International to Stratford	     1,324	           65.8
    Stratford to Stratford High Street	       437	           21.7
    Stratford High Street to Abbey Road	       621	           30.9
    Abbey Road to West Ham	                       587	           29.2
    West Ham to Star Lane	                       774	           38.5
    Star Lane to Canning Town	               783             	   38.9
    
    [B]Total Distance	                             4,526    2 miles 65 chains[/B]
    
    Note: TfL provided only the distance in metres. I used Google's calculator feature to convert metres to chains and have rounded them (the chains) up or down to one decimal place.
     
  4. 33056

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    Still in Erfurt, first four days of my little bash proved to be underestimated - more like 1,800 miles. Doing rather more miles (kms) than originally intended due to the extreme cold out here, far too chilly to stand around photting - thought that I was going to freeze to death on top of the Brocken mountain it was that cold!

    Just as an aside, the old technology of steam heating carriages was far more effective today than the fridge of a modern unit I returned back to Erfurt in :roll:
     
  5. class57basher

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    now up to 974 miles not a flying start but going nice and steadily should break the 1k barrier tomorrow easily with hunting my last two fgw power cars
     
  6. Techniquest

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    Nice one! I can now update my RailMiles account with the gen, so thanks for sharing! :D
     
  7. Tomonthetrain

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    984m 02ch so far this year of 20000 miles
     
  8. Minilad

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    Broke 5000 today
    Currently on 5292.14
     
  9. noddy1878

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    I managed to clear 4000 today which also included my final FGW HST power car for haulage! But managed to miss the EMT one that was visiting thanks to some unexpected delay added to my train by the signallers (allowing the XC with the EMT power car to pass! ).
     
  10. class57basher

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    Mileage is now up to 1,300 miles for the year.
     
  11. Ivo

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    1,053 after yesterday's GM Challenge. Almost accumulated 500 for the day. Almost.

    Now, if only that bit that went wrong had worked properly...
     
  12. Techniquest

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    What?! Ivo, ahead of me?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?! :lol:

    I've done pretty well over the last few days, now on 1,485 miles and 67 chains. Still over 18,500 to go, looks like two weeks of slaving away with high-speed, high mileage bashes will have to be done in June!

    Hmm, might actually do that Great Escape bash tomorrow then! <D
     
  13. calc7

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    I will work out my mileage in due course, but I'm guessing circa 3,000 having done the following InterCity trips already:
    Bristol - London sgl
    London - Ipswich rtn
    London - Birmingham rtn
    London - Canterbury rtn
    London - Penzance/St Ives rtn
    London - Edinburgh rtn
    London - Newcastle rtn
    London - Huddersfield rtn
    With at least 10 miles weekdays for my commute from Z2 to Z1.
     
  14. heart-of-wessex

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    After a bash on Friday and the UKR tour yesterday, I'm now at 5050
     
  15. Techniquest

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    I'd love to know how 59001 was a required cop for you there, as RailMiles reports in your signature!

    Trip report will possibly be done later, I've been busy today doing all sorts, and now I've got a lot more paperwork to do than originally planned this morning. Got tomorrow off, but may be going to see the 3D version of Star Wars Episode 1 :D
     
  16. heart-of-wessex

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    Yes I'd like to know how it worked out 59001 to be new, yet as my list states, it is dud already

    http://james143611.railmiles.org/class-59/

    I think it hasn't picked up the first move at the top there somehow :?
    The last cop should actually read 59204
     
  17. Techniquest

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    Oh well, I've had that sort of thing happen to me on countless occasions. Must be a reason why it comes up in the manner it does.
     
  18. 33056

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    No 2012 table yet?? ;)

    Still trying to work some of my mileage out, but is around the 8,000 mark at the moment with a final fling back home from N├╝rnberg tomorrow.

    PS: You will probably be pleased to hear that I have no further foreign trips due for a couple of months and will be flying out and back for the next two :lol:
     
  19. gordonthemoron

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    Currently on Krakow. Will be heading off on Wednesday, plan to do the following:

    Krakow-Warsaw
    Warsaw-Berlin
    Berlin-Prague
    Prague-Bratislava
    Bratislava-Budapest
    Budapest-Belgrade
    Belgrade-Istanbul (with a possible stop in Sofia)

    For anyone wondering why I'm not doing Krakow-Prague direct:

    1. I haven't been to Warsaw for more than 20 years
    2. I really like Berlin, was there a fortnight ago
    3. Polish trains are really crap and would not want to trust connections, only direct trains. There is a Krakow-Berlin direct service but it takes 10 hours, is only 4 coaches & really crowded and has no catering.
     
  20. class57basher

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    now up to 1380 miles just on localish trips. hoping to get a big trip in next month and then a couple of rail tours this year.
     
  21. transportphoto

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    1959 plus a bit. Awaiting data for St Werburgh's Road branch of Metrolink :smile:

    TP
     
  22. redthunder

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    After a massive tour of South Wales (2nd one this year as I love train travel there), the mileage now up to 6338, next its Merseyside, North Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire, maybe a bit of Peak District too!!!!!! :) :) :) :)
     
  23. noddy1878

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    Well I'm on my way home from my Great Escape and it will leave me on 4939 so far. There are some big mileages so far this year from quite a few people already.
     
  24. trentside

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    I'm up to 1985m 56ch - thanks to a second East Midlands 3 in 7 rover.

    Bearing in mind that I only got around 4500 last year, so I'm doing quite well by my own standards :)
     
  25. Rich_D3167

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    Added a further whopping 9 miles & 68 chains today(!), bringing my total mileage of the year to 310 miles, 24 chains. Not a great start, but will be adding some more over the next few weeks, including a trip to Saxilby, Churnet Valley Railway, and a railtour or two.
     
  26. EXD

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    After a trip on the WAG Express, I'm up to 949.
     
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    2906 so far, better than the end of last year, due to mammoth eastern europe trek.
     
  29. redthunder

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    I'd love to know how on earth I'm currently in 2nd place on the mileage table lol - way too many trips to North Wales lmao :P
     
  30. Crossover

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    Still need to work mine out for the year yet - may have to try do something about it this weekend!

    A lot of it has been fairly local mileage so I don't imagine it being over 400 or so thus far. I have a return trip to London coming up though, with EMT and GC in the next week and a bit which will push it up as well as over 2,000 miles planned mileage for April
     
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