oldpway.info Glossary page

This page provides lists of the abbreviations used in oldpway.info, followed by a glossary of permanent way terms.
The three lists are: Abbreviations for railway companies, Other abbreviations and Glossary of terms.

List of abbreviations for railway companies

CalRCaledonian Railway
CamRCambrian Railway
GNSRGreat North of Scotland Railway
GNRGreat Northern Railway
GNRIGreat Northern Railway of Ireland
GWRGreat Western Railway
HRHighland Railway
LBSCRLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
LMSRLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
LNERLondon and North Eastern Railway
LNWRLondon and North Western Railway
LSWRLondon and South Western Railway
LYRLancashire and Yorkshire Railway
MGWRMidland Great Western Railway (of Ireland)
MRMidland Railway
MSLRManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
NBRNorth British Railway
NERNorth Eastern Railway
NSRNorth Staffordshire Railway
SRSouthern Railway
S&DRStockton and Darlington Railway

List of other abbreviations

ICEInstitution of Civil Engineers
IRCInternational Railway Congress (see IRC_article)
IRCAInternational Railway Congress Association (see IRC_article)
MInstCEMember of the Institution of Civil Engineers
P&CPoints and Crossings
ProcICEProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
PWIPermanent Way Institution
REARailway Engineers’ Association
S&CSwitches and Crossings

Glossary of permanent way terms

Chairmeaning
Crossingmeaning
Heelmeaning
Nosemeaning
Plain linemeaning
Pointsmeaning
Points and Crossingsmeaning
Railchairmeaning
Switchmeaning
Switches and Crossingsmeaning
Toemeaning
Turnoutmeaning