> At Clapham Junction I think that it has been theQuote
> Do I understand you correctly?
> Are you saying that the ruts were pre carved and
> constructed. A designed and constructed
> case. But in my opinion, no full carving was
> necessary, only shallow traces to open a guiding
> path, necessary a compromise to carry heavy loads
> along a track making an angle in relation to
> maximum slope. This in order to reduce braking
> force, so generating a moderate side strength of
> deflection of trajectory. Rails were here to
> control the lateral deviation. Engineer's
> Quarry work organization (In Clapham Junction)Quote
> What caused the vehicles to follow exactly the
> same route time and time again?
> Before opening of the quarry, they didn't.Quote
> How were they navigated prior to the
> development of the ruts without defined roadways
> or choke points??
> In Clapham Junction, quite all the terrain is soQuote
> Why do we see central depressions in only a
> very few places, yet rut tracks in 100% of
> eroded, disturbed, full of totally random bumps,
> holes and cracks, looking so old, that you cannot
> honestly say what was inside the vast majority of
> tracks pairs, and so the point is unconclusive to
> The uphill return journey was performed as youQuote
> Even if the loaded journey was downhill the
> empty vehicle would need to make an uphill return
> said with an empty vehicle, and along a slope,
> thus creating only a moderate pressure on cart
> ruts, and needing limited hauling power.
So you see an industrial complex (quarry) served by a designed and cut industrial 'Rutway'?
Similar to an industrial railway serving an industrial ship building yard.
No long distance routes as such, just localised transport around the complex?