Campbell Ritchie wrote:We have never tried growing oranges in that part of the country, except possibly in greenhouses attached to Big Houses.
Of course, nobody has ever tried taking trains up and down the road you showed us the photo of, Tim.
This line certainly didn't; it was more or less perpendicular to the coast, which is less than ten miles away as the crow flies. And your railways didn't have to rise 900′ in under a mile. As you said, Florida hasn't got 900′ to rise anywhere,
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . No, the rail lines tended to border the coasts. . . .
We have Sustrans here. In fact the Sustrans No 1 path (part of the North Sea Cycle Path) passes slightly over a mile from where I am sitting. It also has a “No cycling” sign on.
"Rails to Trails" . . .
I picked my first apple of the Summer today, It wasn't ripe. Not even close.
Oranges are our consolation for not being able to grow apples.
Campbell Ritchie wrote:It's a 1 in 5 slope (≡20%).
Because of the difference in height between the junction at Battersby railway station and the moorland location of the workings, a steep 1 in 5 (20%) incline was located at Ingleby, where trucks would be hauled up the slope to a height of 1,200 feet (370 m) above sea level using the weight of descending full wagons. The length of the incline was 1,650 yards (1,510 m) and the wagons descended at an average speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) which resulted in a journey time of 3 minutes from top to bottom.