1. This is the last week to take part in the survey commissioned by Network Rail in conjunction with Middlesex University on the subject of suicide prevention on the railways - and as it's such an important topic (and a very well constructed survey) we wanted to give this particular survey a bit more visibility. You can find out more and take part in the survey if you wish by taking a look at this thread - deadline is 16th September.

Mileage Competition 2019

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ainsworth74, 22 Apr 2019.

  1. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mileage between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 (inclusive) only. Travel for leisure or commuting purposes only. Mileage covered on all railways counts towards your total, including heritage lines, foreign mileage, trams, light rail and LU - providing you can find accurate mileage data.

    Click here for 2019 mileage league table

    Main Resources

    National Rail

    RailMiles Mileage Engine (RMME)

    IMPORTANT: You must examine the routing generated carefully to ensure that it is what you want. This new reincarnation of the mileage engine is still a beta version so contain a few errors. Report any discrepancies to site support. Reports posted on this forum is unlikely to be picked up for a while.

    Light Rail

    Light Rail Distance Charts (Metric Units)
    Light Rail Distance Charts (Imperial Units)
    Track and Distance Diagrams (Metric Units) - thanks to pdeaves

    London Underground

    London Underground Distance Charts (Imperial Units)
    TfL Distance Diagram (Metric Units) - thanks to pdeaves

    Supplementary Resources

    DLR Stratford International Branch - thanks to TheJRB
    Midland Metro (and here) - thanks to 45041 and MidnightFlyer
    London Overground - Surrey Quays to Queens Road Peckham - thanks to TheJRB
    Burnley Manchester Road - Todmorden - thanks to crehld
    Chains to miles
    International Mileages - Can be a little fiddly to use but effectively you move the two pins to your origin and destination and it will calcualte the distance. You can add a via point pin to adjust the route.

    Please note that any attempt at disrupting the competition will result in an infraction and immediate disqualification from this year's competition.
     
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  3. _toommm_

    _toommm_ Established Member

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    New to 2019 - RailMiles (at least the paid version) now includes more light rail. It has all Supertram stops on including Tram Train.
     
  4. High Dyke

    High Dyke Established Member

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    Decent May mileage for me. Updated my records.
     
  5. Paul’s

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    Hi, started to log my real journey’s. And register for 1 month. Any help would be helpful.

    Woodsmoor to Hazel Grove. Distance 0.76 chains
     
  6. Jozhua

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    Hi, can I quickly ask what a chain/channel measurement is?
    Somewhat confusing, I've been mostly rounding down my distance measurements to the nearest mile...
     
  7. Crossover

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    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but a chain is part of an imperial measurement as I recall. There are 80 chains in a mile. A straight forward example would therefore be that 0.25 miles equates to 20 chains. Hope this helps :)
     
  8. Jozhua

    Jozhua Member

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    Okay, great thanks!

    Been trying out the convertor, adding the chains on has boosted my milage count by a reasonable amount! ;)
     
  9. tgrb

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    Jeepers some of you do some miles!

    How do I submit my mileage here?

    Has anyone got a good template they use?
     
  10. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a field on the Personal Details page of your user account. This link should take you there.
     
  11. Crossover

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    As they say, whilst pennies make pounds, chains make miles ;)
     
  12. _toommm_

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    I use a website called RailMiles - you just fill in departure and arrival station, along with time of departure, and it calculates the mileage for me, along with filling in the headcode and operator data. All I then need to fill in is the unit/loco number(s).

    It also updates actual arrival times too incase the service was late. The service is paid for, and its £4.99 per month, or £10.00 for three months IIRC. I've attached a screenshot of my week to show you what it looks like on RailMiles:

    Screenshot_20190828-100726_Chrome.jpg
     

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