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The Mablethorpe Loop

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rfletcher72

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Hello everyone,

I am doing a bit of research into the Mablethorpe Loop (Louth - Mablethorpe - Willoughby) and I am looking for in particular a gradient profile.

Despite being where it was, the line did have a few grades other than on the level and I am trying to track down a publication that details the profile of the line.

Just received the Oakwood Press book on the line (162) and this contains a wealth of detail but sadly no GP.

If anyone knows of a book that contains the detail I require, and indeed any other source of such information, I would be really dead chuffed :) .

Thanks in advance for any advice forthcoming,

Richard
 
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John Webb

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The section of the 'main line' between Willoughby and Louth is included in the well-known gradients books published by Tothill Press/The Railway Mag/Ian Allan, as part of the Peterborough-Grimsby route. But not even the junctions with this loop at the two stations above are indicated, let alone the gradients on the loop itself.

It's possible that the gradients are available in the original enabling Act for the loop's construction, probably held in the National Archives at Kew. The 'Search Engine' at the NRM might also be a possibility?
 

Senex

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Here's the gradient profile of the northern section of the loop, taken from a Great Northern Railway Gradient Sections book. The book is undated, but as the southern part of the Mablethorpe Loop isn't there, I assume it was produced before 1888.
 

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