Railway companies of the United Kingdom - abbreviations

A number of abbreviations are used to identify railway companies for the named steam locomotives of the United Kingdom research. Following is a list of the railway company abbreviations used in this work.

  • B&E = Bristol & Exeter Railway; merged into Great Western Railway in 1876.
  • B&GR = Bristol & Gloucester Railway
  • B&LR = Bolton & Leigh Railway
  • BCR = Bishops Castle Railway
  • BP&GV = Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway
  • BR = British Railways
  • BSC = British Sugar Corporation
  • C&CR = Carmarthen & Cardigan Railway
  • C&HPR = Cromford & High Peak Railway
  • C&MLR = Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway
  • CR = Cornwall Railway; merged into SDR in 1866.
  • D&SER = Dublin & South Eastern Railway
  • ECC = English China Clays
  • FR = Festiniog Railway
  • G&SWR = Glasgow & South Western Railway
  • GCR = Great Central Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • GER = Great Eastern Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • GJR = Grand Junction Railway; merged into LNWR in 1846.
  • GNR = Great Northern Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • GNSR = Great North of Scotland Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • GWR = Great Western Railway
  • H&B = Hull & Barnsley Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • HR = Highland Railway; merged into LMS in 1923.
  • JC = Joint Committee (SER/L&CR/L&BR)
  • L&BR = London & Brighton Railway
  • L&CR = London & Croydon Railway
  • L&MM = Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway
  • L&MR = Liverpool & Manchester Railway
  • L&SD = Launceston & South Devon Railway
  • LBSCR = London, Brighton & South Coast Railway; merged into SR in 1923.
  • LMS = London, Midland & Scottish Railway
  • LNER = London & North Eastern Railway
  • LNWR = London & North Western Railway; merged into LMS in 1923.
  • LPTB = London Passenger Transport Board
  • LVR = Llynvi Valley Railway
  • N&CJR = Newquay & Cornwall Junction Railway
  • NBR = North British Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • NDR = North Devon Railway
  • NER = North Eastern Railway; merged into LNER in 1923.
  • NQ = Nassington Quarry
  • R&ER = Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
  • RH&DR = Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
  • S&D = Stockton & Darlington Railway
  • S&MR = Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway
  • S&PR = Sandy & Potton Railway
  • S&WR = Severn & Wye Railway
  • SDR = South Devon Railway; merged into GWR in 1876.
  • SER = South Eastern Railway
  • SH&RG = St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway
  • SR = Southern Railway
  • SWMR = South Wales Mineral Railway
  • SYR = South Yorkshire Railway
  • T&BR = Torbay & Brixham Railway
  • TR = Talyllyn Railway
  • W&L = Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
  • WC&P = Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway
  • WCR = West Clare Railway
  • WCwR = West Cornwall Railway
  • WM&CQ = Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway