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0FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
1FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
2FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
3FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
4FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
5FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
6FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
7FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
8FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
0PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
1PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
2PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
3PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
4PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
5PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
6PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
7PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
8PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
9PThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
0MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
1MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
2MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
3MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
4MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
5MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
6MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
7MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
8MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
9MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
The British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
32xxA GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 2251 Class 0-6-0 engine
36xxA GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 5700 Class 0-6-0PT engine
55xxA GWR 4575 Class 2-6-2T engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 4575 Class 2-6-2T engine
56xxA GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 5600 Class 0-6-2T engine
57xxA GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 5700 Class 0-6-0PT engine
74xxA GWR 7400 Class 0-6-0PT engine
A GWRGreat Western Railway 7400 Class 0-6-0PT engine
A.J.HillAlfred John Hill, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1912-1922
Alfred John Hill, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Eastern Railway 1912-1922
ARPSAssociation of Railway Preservation Societies
Association of Railway Preservation Societies
AtlanticLocomotive with a 4-4-0 wheel configuration
Locomotive with a 4-4-0 wheel configuration
AustinJohn Austin GRA, renowned Bridgnorth-based member of The Guild of Railway Artists
John AustinJohn Austin GRA, renowned Bridgnorth-based member of The Guild of Railway Artists GRA, renowned Bridgnorth-based member of The Guild of Railway Artists
AWSAutomatic Warning System, a form of limited cab signalling introduced in 1956
Automatic Warning System, a form of limited cab signalling introduced in 1956
B&MRBrecon & Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Brecon & Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation.
Woodham Brothers Scrapyard, BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation., South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation.
BeamesHewitt Pearson Montague Beames, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1920-1922.
Hewitt Pearson Montague BeamesHewitt Pearson Montague Beames, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1920-1922., Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London and North Western Railway 1920-1922.
BillintonLawson Billinton, Locomotive Engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 1912-1923
Lawson BillintonLawson Billinton, Locomotive Engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 1912-1923, Locomotive Engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 1912-1923
Blue StarAn electro-magnetic form of multiple working equipment widely used by BR in first generation diesel locomotives and multiple units whereby multiple like-coded vehicles are capable of running under the control of one driver. A blue star coupling code is normally indicated on the front of the vehicle.
An electro-magnetic form of multiple working equipment widely used by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in first generation diesel locomotives and multiple units whereby multiple like-coded vehicles are capable of running under the control of one driver. A blue star coupling code is normally indicated on the front of the vehicle.
BoTBoard of Trade
Board of Trade
B.R.British Rail or British Railways
BRBritish Rail or British Railways
British Rail or British Railways
B.R.C.WBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
BRC&WBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
BRCWBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company
BRCBuckinghamshire Railway Centre
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
BRUTEBritish Railways Utility Trolley Equipment, a wire caged trolley with a low floor developed by BR to replace existing luggage trucks and mail bag trolleys.
British Railways Utility Trolley Equipment, a wire caged trolley with a low floor developed by BRBritish Rail or British Railways to replace existing luggage trucks and mail bag trolleys.
BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation
British Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation
BulleidOliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway 1937-1948
Oliver Vaughan Snell BulleidOliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway 1937-1948, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Southern Railway 1937-1948
C&WCarriage & Wagon
Carriage & Wagon
CBSCommunity Benefit Society, a charitable body
Community Benefit Society, a charitable body
chainAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile
chainsAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile
As a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile
ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
George Jackson ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
ClarkT. F. Clark, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Metropolitan Railway
T. F. ClarkT. F. Clark, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Metropolitan Railway, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Metropolitan Railway
CMEChief Mechanical Engineer
Chief Mechanical Engineer
CNCComputer Numerical Control. A computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software into numbers which are used to control the movement of the cutter.
Computer Numerical Control. A computer converts the design produced by Computer Aided Design software into numbers which are used to control the movement of the cutter.
CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Charles Benjamin CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard.
Carriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard.
ConflatGWR telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a flat wagon for containers
DCMSDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport 
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic.
Rolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic.
DMBSDriving Motor Brake Second
Driving Motor Brake Second
DMCLDriving Motor Composite with lavatory
Driving Motor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. with lavatory
DMUDiesel Multiple Unit
Diesel Multiple Unit
DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR)
In reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)
DrummondDugald Drummond, Locomotive Engineer, later Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & South Western Railway 1895-1905
Dugald DrummondDugald Drummond, Locomotive Engineer, later Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & South Western Railway 1895-1905, Locomotive Engineer, later Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London & South Western Railway 1895-1905
DTCLDriving Trailer Composite with lavatory
Driving Trailer CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. with lavatory
DukedogA GWR 9000 Class 4-4-0 engine, rebuilt using earlier 3300 Class 'Bulldog' frame and 3252 Class 'Duke' boiler.
A GWRGreat Western Railway 9000 Class 4-4-0 engine, rebuilt using earlier 3300 Class 'Bulldog' frame and 3252 Class 'Duke' boiler.
ECSEmpty Coaching Stock
Empty Coaching Stock
EEEnglish Electric
E.E.English Electric
English Electric
ELREngineer's Line Reference, East Lancashire Railway
Engineer's Line Reference, East Lancashire Railway
E.M.D.Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives.
Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives.
ETTElectric Train Token
Electric Train Token
EWSEnglish, Welsh & Scottish Railway, a rail freight company
English, Welsh & Scottish Railway, a rail freight company
F.P.LFacing Point Lock, equipment that physically locks points so that they cannot move.
FPLFacing Point Lock, equipment that physically locks points so that they cannot move.
Facing Point Lock, equipment that physically locks points so that they cannot move.
FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945
Charles Edward FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945
FEFootplate Experience
Footplate Experience
FowlerHenry Fowler, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1909-1923, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1933
Henry FowlerHenry Fowler, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1909-1923, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1933, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Midland Railway 1909-1923, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1923-1933
GBRfGB Railfreight, a main line rail freight operating company.
GB Railfreight, a main line rail freight operating company.
GCRGreat Central Railway
Great Central Railway
GERGreat Eastern Railway
Great Eastern Railway
GNRGreat Northern Railway
Great Northern Railway
GNSGreat North of Scotland Railway
GNSRGreat North of Scotland Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway
GPOGeneral Post Office
General Post Office
GRC&WGloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company
GRCWGloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company
Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company
GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941
Sir Nigel GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941
GUVGeneral Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels
General Utility Van, formerly used to transport mail and parcels
GWRGreat Western Railway
Great Western Railway
GWSGreat Western Society
Great Western Society
GWSRGloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Commonly known as the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway)
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Commonly known as the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway)
HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948
Frederick HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948
HLFHeritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery Heritage Fund from 2019)
Heritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery Heritage Fund from 2019)
HoldenStephen Dewar Holden, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912
Stephen Dewar HoldenStephen Dewar Holden, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912
Hot boxA situation that occurs when an axle bearing overheats, causing damage to the axle box and the axle itself.
A situation that occurs when an axle bearing overheats, causing damage to the axle box and the axle itself.
Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location.
Rolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location.
IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951
Henry George IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CMEChief Mechanical Engineer of BRBritish Rail or British Railways (London Midland Region) 1948-1951
JohnsonSamuel Waite Johnson, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1873-1903
Samuel Waite JohnsonSamuel Waite Johnson, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1873-1903, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Midland Railway 1873-1903
LBSCRLondon Brighton & South Coast Railway
LB&SCRLondon Brighton & South Coast Railway
London Brighton & South Coast Railway
LCGBLocomotive Club of Great Britain
Locomotive Club of Great Britain
lever leadThe (usually brass) information panel on a point or signal lever informing the signalman which other levers need to be pulled to release that lever
lever leadsThe (usually brass) information panel on a point or signal lever informing the signalman which other levers need to be pulled to release that lever
The (usually brass) information panel on a point or signal lever informing the signalman which other levers need to be pulled to release that lever
LIPLocomotive Inspection Point
L.I.P.Locomotive Inspection Point
Locomotive Inspection Point
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway
London Midland & Scottish Railway
LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway
London & North Eastern Railway
LNWRLondon & North Western Railway
London & North Western Railway
LoriotGWR telegraphic code signifying a machine truck
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a machine truck
LROLight Railway Order
Light Railway Order
LSWRLondon & South Western Railway
London & South Western Railway
MacawGWR telegraphic code signifying a timber truck
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a timber truck
MaunsellRichard Maunsell, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway from 1913-1923, and of the Southern Railway 1923-1937.
Richard MaunsellRichard Maunsell, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway from 1913-1923, and of the Southern Railway 1923-1937., Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway from 1913-1923, and of the Southern Railway 1923-1937.
McIntoshJohn Farquharson McIntosh, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Caledonian Railway 1895-1914
John Farquharson McIntoshJohn Farquharson McIntosh, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Caledonian Railway 1895-1914, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Caledonian Railway 1895-1914
MicaGWR telegraphic code signifying a meat van
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a meat van
MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van
MogoGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered motor car wagon
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a covered motor car wagon
MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration
Locomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration
MOSIMuseum Of Science & Industry
Museum Of Science & Industry
MPDMotive Power Depot
Motive Power Depot
MRMidland Railway
Midland Railway
MSCManpower Services Commission or Manchester Ship Canal
Manpower Services Commission or Manchester Ship Canal
NBINotice Board Issue. The SVR's on-line method of circulating information to working members.
Notice Board Issue. The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society's on-line method of circulating information to working members.
NCBNational Coal Board
National Coal Board
NERNorth Eastern Railway
North Eastern Railway
NHMFTrustees of the National Heritage Memorial Fund – see HLF 
Trustees of the National Heritage Memorial Fund – see HLFHeritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery Heritage Fund from 2019)
NRNetwork Rail
Network Rail
NRMNational Railway Museum
National Railway Museum
OTMROn-Train Monitoring Recorder, a device similar in principle to the flight data recorder found on aircraft.
On-Train Monitoring Recorder, a device similar in principle to the flight data recorder found on aircraft.
OW&WOxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
OWWOxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
P.W.Permanent Way
P.WayPermanent Way
PWPermanent Way
Permanent Way
PacificLocomotive with a 4-6-2 wheel configuration
Locomotive with a 4-6-2 wheel configuration
PrairieLocomotive with a 2-6-2 wheel configuration
Locomotive with a 2-6-2 wheel configuration
PTRPort Talbot Railway & Docks Company
Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company
R&H
RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US)
RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US)-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US)
RavenSir Vincent Litchfield Raven, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the North Eastern Railway 1910-1922
Sir Vincent Litchfield RavenSir Vincent Litchfield Raven, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the North Eastern Railway 1910-1922, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the North Eastern Railway 1910-1922
Rexinean early form of vinyl used by the LNER for wall coverings in teak coaches
an early form of vinyl used by the LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway for wall coverings in teak coaches
Richard DeeleyChief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Midland Railway 1904-1909
Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Midland Railway 1904-1909
RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives
Robert Arthur "Robin" RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives
RNADRoyal Naval Armaments Depot
Royal Naval Armaments Depot
S&DJRSomerset & Dorset Joint Railway, jointly operated by the London and South Western and Midland Railways (later Southern and London Midland and Scottish Railways)
Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, jointly operated by the London and South Western and Midland Railways (later Southern and London Midland and Scottish Railways)
S&TSignals & Telegraph
Signals & Telegraph
SambronSambron SA, a French manufacturer of telehandler-type forklifts used by the SVR for coaling
SambronSambron SA, a French manufacturer of telehandler-type forklifts used by the SVR for coaling SA, a French manufacturer of telehandler-type forklifts used by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society for coaling
SE&CRSouth Eastern & Chatham Railway
SECRSouth Eastern & Chatham Railway
South Eastern & Chatham Railway
SiphonGWR telegraphic code signifying a milk van
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a milk van
SMS:Safety Management System
SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van
SRSouthern Railway
Southern Railway
StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Super DAn LNWR 0-8-0 goods engine
An LNWRLondon & North Western Railway 0-8-0 goods engine
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
Severn Valley Railway
SVRA:Severn Valley Railway Association
SVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
TBSLTrailer Brake Second with lavatory
Trailer Brake Second with lavatory
Telford Steam RailwayTelford Horsehay Steam Trust Limited, a Charitable heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford with proposals for running heritage trains into the Ironbridge Gorge and onto the former GWR Severn Valley branch.
TSRTelford Horsehay Steam Trust Limited, a Charitable heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford with proposals for running heritage trains into the Ironbridge Gorge and onto the former GWR Severn Valley branch.
Telford Horsehay Steam Trust Limited, a Charitable heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford with proposals for running heritage trains into the Ironbridge Gorge and onto the former GWRGreat Western Railway Severn Valley branch.
TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot
Traction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot
ToadGWR telegraphic code signifying a goods brake van, which became the standard design's nickname
GWRGreat Western Railway telegraphic code signifying a goods brake van, which became the standard design's nickname
ToadfitTelegraphic code signifying a vacuum brake fitted brake van
Telegraphic code signifying a vacuum brake fitted brake van
TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock.
Total Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BRBritish Rail or British Railways from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock.
TPOTravelling Post Office
Travelling Post Office
TSLTrailer Second with lavatory
Trailer Second with lavatory
TUCCTransport Users Consultative Committee
Transport Users Consultative Committee
Type 1The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of up to 1000 bhp
The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of up to 1000 bhp
Type 2The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 1001 bhp to 1499 bhp
The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 1001 bhp to 1499 bhp
Type 3The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 1500 bhp to 1999 bhp
The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 1500 bhp to 1999 bhp
Type 4The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 2000 bhp to 2999 bhp
The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 2000 bhp to 2999 bhp
Type 5The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 3000 bhp or more
The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 3000 bhp or more
UICUnion Internationale des Chemins de fer (International Union of Railways)
Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (International Union of Railways)
UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR)
In reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)
VSOEVenice Simplon Orient Express
Venice Simplon Orient Express
WainwrightHarry Smith Wainwright, Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway 1899-1913
Harry Smith WainwrightHarry Smith Wainwright, Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway 1899-1913, Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway 1899-1913
WarwellTelegraphic code signifying an ex War Department Well Trolley
Telegraphic code signifying an ex War Department Well Trolley
WCRWest Coast Railways
West Coast Railways
WebbFrancis Webb, Locomotive Superintendant/Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1871-1903
Francis WebbFrancis Webb, Locomotive Superintendant/Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1871-1903, Locomotive Superintendant/Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London and North Western Railway 1871-1903
WeltrolTelegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley
Telegraphic code signifying a Well Trolley
WhaleGeorge Whale, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1903-1909
George WhaleGeorge Whale, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Western Railway 1903-1909, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the London and North Western Railway 1903-1909
WorsdellThomas William Worsdell, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1881-1885 and North Eastern Railway 1885-1890
Thomas William WorsdellThomas William Worsdell, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1881-1885 and North Eastern Railway 1885-1890, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CMEChief Mechanical Engineer) of the Great Eastern Railway 1881-1885 and North Eastern Railway 1885-1890
WLAWestern Locomotive Association Ltd.
Western Locomotive Association Ltd.