Northwestern Railway 180 Miles Long Between London and Liverpool

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The London and Northwestern Railway forms a straight line 180 miles long between London and Liverpool. The railroad’s highest point, midway at Birmingham station, is only 240 feet above sea-level. If the world were actually a globe, however, curving 8 inches per mile squared, the 180 mile stretch of rail would form an arc with the center point at Birmingham raising over a mile, a full 5,400 feet above London and Liverpool.

4 thoughts on “Northwestern Railway 180 Miles Long Between London and Liverpool

  1. This is complete rubbish. The distance from London to Liverpool is 193 miles and does not go via Birmingham directly. Add on an extra 7 miles to go via Birmingham

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