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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Sorry to disappoint you [wikipedia.org], but the railway between Longbridge and Bromsgrove [google.co.uk] features a 1 in 37 incline :)

    It's just round the corner from me (the green arrow on the Google map is Rubery), and should you ever want to come and see it, you could always coincide it with one of the Birmingham.pm technical meetings ;)

    • The Lickey Incline is the steepest sustained adhesion-worked gradient on British railways.

      Wikipedia is wrong - shocker! 1 in 30 is steeper than 1 in 37 (Unless you get really really pedantic about sustained. But I can't see why mile or so of the Folkestone Harbour Branch doesn't count as sustained). And in fact, what my travelling companions weren't sure about was whether the line up from City Thameslink to Blackfriars is actually steeper - they thought that it might be 1 in 29.