Posted by Govanus on 14 May 2013 in English (English)

Comment from Richard on 14 May 2013 at 18:10

Is there a licence posted anywhere for the Sectional Appendix?

Comment from Govanus on 15 May 2013 at 17:53

I think it is only released on the public site if it ok to publish it for public use.

It seems mainly aimed towards potential customers usally new frieght planners as well as people thinking of doing rail tours.

There are additional publications for customer planning at:-

There dosn't seem to be a copywrite restriction but aknowledgeing Network Rail (publicly published documents) as a source would be polite at minimum. They are genraly part of released infomation. Commercial use claiming to own OSM data with it in and then creating problems for the rail industry is not likely to go down well but I think our licence already forbids that time of behaviour already.

OSM dosn't havest the data directly so it isn't quite the same as useing traditional mapping data either.

They are more worried about teh genral reliability of the Electronic version (rather than the pdf) when used for operational use. Its more a case of it being more important to make it accurate than secret.

Meny of the codes inside has appeared in other public documents including ealier additions of NESA. The main numbering looks like it is in use between 1939 and 1950's nationalisation. The gaps in the numbers indicate the lost lines that went in various decades with a lot going at the begining of the 2nd half of the 20th centrury. I think this because the smaller companies have been already absorbed though this isn't fullproof as they could been amended at any time up to the current form before the end of the mid 1960's and the loss of major regioning in 1969.

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