Reconstructed map of the 1945 Clapp Report proposals for standardisation of Australia's railways

Reconstructed map of the 1945 Clapp Report proposals for standardisation of Australia’s railways

5400 × 4960

“I done some digging and found that South Australia uses standard gauge for the most part. 2500ish km standard vs 250isk broad. Victoria is about 60/40 broad 2350, standard 1950 … Huh interesting. I’d imagine the huge chunk of that would be the trans-australian and darwin lines. A lot of SA’s early lines were built broad (like the line to Melbourne). Then for some random reason SAR decided to build a lot of lines in the north of the state as narrow. All the early standard gauge lines in SA were built by Commonwealth Railways (like the trans-australian). The Melbourne line and a few branching off of it were later converted to standard in the early 90s”

Movement of the travellers transported via the French railroads in 1891 (published 1893)

Movement of the travellers transported via the French railroads in 1891 (published 1893)

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‘Someone may want to correct me, as I don’t speak French, but –

The width of the bands colored in purple represent on the scale of 1 millimeter per 100,000 passengers, the movement of travelers transported on each line section in both directions, that is to say the average number reduced to the total length of this line or this section.

The numbers of travelers attached to each line have been expressed in thousands with a single decimal for the hundreds’–AJgloe

Canada's Mountains

Canada’s Mountains

[3678 x 3020]

“And that’s why the roads in British Columbia are a shit show lol. There’s a few highways that just zigzag throughout the interior and the north. Blows my mind when I see how many roads they have in the USA”–Fixitman77