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Note: A large quantity of milepost photographs may be viewed at The Milepost Gallery.

This unusual double milepost on the Edinburgh & Glasgow line at Cowlairs is located 44 miles from Edinburgh (Haymarket station) and 2 miles from Glasgow (Queen Street station). (Photo taken 1 June 1997)

The 579.5 kilometre post at Innerwick on the East Coast Main Line, installed during the electrification of the line between Hitchin and Edinburgh. (Photo taken 5 September 2001)

Coatbridge Sunnyside
This marker post between Coatbridge Sunnyside and Coatdyke stations denotes the halfway point between the 9 and 9¼ mileposts. (Photo taken 6 June 2007)

Watford Junction
A double-sided 'sighting distance device' adjacent to the 17½ milepost at Watford Junction station on the West Coast Main Line. (Photo taken 21 August 2009)

Farnborough (Main)
A two-faced reflectorised milepost at Farnborough (Main), indicating a distance of 33¼ miles from London Waterloo. (Photo taken 18 May 2006)

Showing a distance of 18 miles from Cardiff, this is a replacement milepost attached to a new overbridge at Bargoed, construction of which necessitated the removal of the previous milepost at this location. (Photo taken 24 July 2010)

Stratford International
This is Stratford International station on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The sign with the hollow red triangle signifies the location of a group of emergency replacement switches used for protection of the line. The small plate mounted immediately above gives the kilometric position as 9.6 km from London St. Pancras. (Photo taken 22 September 2014)

Distance markers are installed at 110 yard intervals along the Bedford to Bletchley line. The markers that do not coincide with quarter-milepost positions state the mileage in miles and yards, as well as the Engineer's Line Reference (ELR), which is "BBM". The distance marker seen here is situated at the Bletchley end of the line. (Photo taken 23 May 2015)