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The British mainland rail network on an equal population projection.

1980 tracks digitized from the 1:625,000 ordinance survey maps, drawn using software by the author on an Archimedes computer. The rail network can be seen to cover the population very evenly, despite the fact that most of it was laid down over one hundred years ago. Only where the cartogram becomes discontinuous in unpopulated Scotland do the lines appear to be a little unevenly spread.