Engineer's Line References

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Engineer's Line References

Engineer's Line References are three letter codes for identifying individual routes on the UK rail network. Any bridge, or other structure, can be identified and located by its unique ELREngineer's Line Reference, East Lancashire Railway and distance from the main terminus. Many of the codes remained unchanged from pre grouping, right through nationalisation to the present day.

ELRs relevant to the Severn Valley Railway, including the Loop and the Tenbury Branch are:

ELREngineer's Line Reference, East Lancashire Railway Original Severn Valley Railway Present day SVRSevern Valley Railway Mileages on www.railwaycodes.org.uk
OWW (Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton) Worcester/Hartlebury - Hartlebury Junction
Kidderminster Junction - Kidderminster
Kidderminster Junction – Kidderminster Mileages
SVB (Severn Valley Branch) Hartlebury Junction - Sutton Bridge Junction Bewdley South Junction – Bridgnorth
Stourport Branch (not used)
Mileages
BYK (Bewdley & Kidderminster) Kidderminster Junction - Bewdley South Junction Kidderminster Junction - Bewdley South Junction Mileages
TBY (Tenbury & Bewdley) Bewdley North Junction – Tenbury junction with WTW Tenbury Branch siding Mileages
WTW Wooferton and Tenbury Wells Branch Tenbury Junction with TBY – Woofferton Junction N/A Mileages
SHL (Shrewsbury and Hereford Line) Sutton Bridge Junction – Shrewsbury
Wooferton Junction - Woofferton
N/A Mileages
Burlish Branch (Uncoded) Burlish Branch Junction - Burlish N/A Mileages
References to "Severn Valley Branch"[1], "Tenbury & Bewdley Branch"[2] and "Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton"[3] can all be seen on the 1905 Ordnance Survey maps. BYK was referred to as the "Loop Line"[4]

Gallery

See also

Mile posts on the SVR
TOPS location codes

References

  1. SVB on OS map on National Library of Scotland web site
  2. TBY on OS map on National Library of Scotland web site
  3. OWW on OS map on National Library of Scotland web site
  4. Loop Line on OS map on National Library of Scotland web site

Links

Engineer's Line References on www.railwaycodes.org.uk