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Straying off-track.

Francis Cowell may be right about Brunei's 'skimping' in building the 'stayed suspension' Saltash Bridge as a broad-gauge single-track--though should not the directors of the Cornwall Railway take the blame (Letters, PE April)?

But Brunei can hardly be arraigned for driving the Severn Tunnel through flooding ground. The tunnel was built by the Great Western between 1873 and 1886, years after Brunei's death in 1859.

The article "Reversed signal" in the same issue gave a good overview of the efforts to secure level crossing safety, but then displayed an old picture of my local crossing at Porthmadog with a caption about "computers and cameras" when this one, being right by the station, is one of the few that are locally monitored and operated by the train crew themselves before they proceed across it.

Bob Rainbow, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Rainbow, Bob
Publication:Professional Engineering Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 1, 2014
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