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TO063: Distances to be used by Drivers on Daily Returns, GER 1915.

NEW JULY 2022.  This is a small hard-covered pocket book produced in January 1915 by the Locomotive Department of the GER for its engine drivers. They had to compile a daily return of their duties which included the mileage they had worked, and its purpose was to help them with that.

It gives brief instructions, especially for those whose work took them over the GN&GE Joint lines. The main part of the book's 24 pages is devoted to tables indicating what distance they should use. The values are all rounded to a whole number of miles, which was adequate for the purpose.

The tables are arranged in three sections. First comes the Cambridge main line and the branches off it. The Ipswich main line and its branches follow, and at the end are the Suburban lines. Journeys as far as Doncaster and York are catered for, and so too are Annesley and assorted collieries to Pyewipe Junction with the coal trains. The smallest GE branches all feature as well as those parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint which GER drivers regularly worked over.

Our thanks go to Brian Watson and Bill King for making these scans available to us.

The book is displayed as two-page spreads. The file is provided with bookmarks and is word-searchable. It will be ready to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.

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