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Aberdeen railway station is the only railway station in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Advenza Freight was an English rail freight company based in Gloucester.
Anglia Railways was a train operating company in England owned by GB Railways and later FirstGroup, that operated the Anglia franchise from January 1997 until March 2004.
The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight felt by the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle.
Bangor railway station is a railway station in Bangor, Gwynedd, operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company (BRC&W) was a railway locomotive and carriage builder, founded in Birmingham, England and, for most of its existence, located at nearby Smethwick, with the factory divided by the boundary between the two places.
Bridgend railway station (Gorsaf Pen-y-bont) is a mainline railway station, serving the town of Bridgend, South Wales.
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
The British Rail Class 104 diesel multiple units were built by Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company from 1957 to 1959.
The Class 220 Voyager is a class of diesel-electric high-speed multiple-unit trains built in Belgium by Bombardier Transportation in 2000 and 2001.
British Rail's Class 27 comprised 69 diesel locomotives built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company (BRCW) during 1961 and 1962.
The British Rail Class 33 also known as the BRCW Type 3 or Crompton is a class of Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives ordered in 1957 and built for the Southern Region of British Railways between 1960 and 1962.
The British Rail Class 48 was a diesel locomotive class which consisted of five examples, built at Brush Falcon Works in Loughborough and delivered between September 1965 and July 1966.
British Rail assigned Class 53 to the single Brush Traction-built prototype locomotive Falcon.
The British Rail Class 56 is a type of diesel locomotive designed for heavy freight work.
The Class 57 diesel locomotives were re-manufactured by Brush Traction, Loughborough between 1998 and 2004 from Class 47s.
The British Rail Class 58 is a class of Co-Co diesel locomotive designed for heavy freight.
The Class 67 locomotives are a class of Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives which were built for the English Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS) between 1999 and 2000 by Alstom at Meinfesa in Valencia, Spain with drive components (engine, generator and traction motors) from General Motors' Electro-Motive Division.
The history of British Rail's corporate liveries is quite complex.
D0260, named Lion, was a prototype Type 4 mainline diesel locomotive built in 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, in association with Sulzer and Associated Electrical Industries, at their Smethwick works in Birmingham to demonstrate their wares to British Railways.
In the United Kingdom, the Royal Train is used to convey senior members of the British Royal Family and associated staff of the Royal Household around the railway network of Great Britain.
British Thomson-Houston (BTH) was a British engineering and heavy industrial company, based at Rugby, Warwickshire, England and founded as a subsidiary of the General Electric Company (GE) of Schenectady, New York, USA.
The British Transport Commission (BTC) was created by Clement Attlee's post-war Labour government as a part of its nationalisation programme, to oversee railways, canals and road freight transport in Great Britain (Northern Ireland had the separate Ulster Transport Authority).
Brush Traction is a manufacturer and maintainer of railway locomotives, part of Wabtec Corporation, based at Loughborough in Leicestershire, England, and situated alongside the Midland Main railway line.
Cambridge railway station is the principal station serving the city of Cambridge in the east of England.
Chinley is a rural village in the High Peak Borough of Derbyshire, England, with a population of 2,796 at the 2011 Census.
The 512 members of the class 47 underwent many changes in their long career on British railways.
Co-Co is the wheel arrangement for a diesel locomotive with two six-wheeled bogies with all axles powered, with a separate motor per axle.
Colas Rail is a British rail freight company, formerly known as Seco Rail.
The Coton Hill rail crash was a train crash which occurred on 11 January 1965, at Coton Hill, near Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England.
Cotswold Rail was an English spot-hire company of shunting and mainline locomotives, based in Gloucester.
Crewe railway works is a British railway engineering facility built in 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway.
Cross Country services on the British rail network carry passengers between regions on routes avoiding London termini.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
DB Cargo UK, formerly DB Schenker Rail UK and English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS), is a British rail freight company headquartered in Doncaster, England.
In electronics, derating (or de-rating) is the operation of a device at less than its rated maximum capability in order to prolong its life.
Derby railway station, also known as Derby Midland, is a main line station serving the city of Derby in England.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.
A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines.
Direct Rail Services (DRS) is a rail freight company in Great Britain.
The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a major railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle; it is presently electrified along the whole route.
Eastriggs is a village in the south of Dumfries and Galloway.
Edinburgh Waverley railway station (also known simply as Waverley) is the principal station serving Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive products and diesel engines for the rail industry.
The Eltham Well Hall rail crash was an accident on the British railway system that occurred on 11 June 1972 at approximately 21:35.
Ferrocarriles de Cuba (FCC) or Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Cuba (English: National Railway Company of Cuba), the only railway operating in the Caribbean islands, provides passenger and freight services for Cuba.
FM Rail was a railway charter company based in Derby, England.
Freightliner Group is a rail freight and logistics company, formed in the United Kingdom in 1995, and now having expanded into Australia, The Netherlands and Poland.
GB Railfreight is a rail freight company in the United Kingdom.
Glasgow Queen Street (Sràid na Banrighinn) is a city centre railway terminal in Glasgow, Scotland.
First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise.
The Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC) is a railway spot-hire company, based at Barrow Hill Engine Shed in Derbyshire.
Haughley is an historic village in the English county of Suffolk, about two miles from Stowmarket.
In rail transport, head-end power (HEP) or electric train supply (ETS) is the electrical power distribution system on a passenger train.
A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.
InterCity (or, in the earliest days, the hyphenated Inter-City) was introduced by British Rail in 1966 as a brand-name for its long-haul express passenger services (see British Rail brand names for a full history).
The Invergowrie rail accident happened at Invergowrie, Scotland on 22 October 1979.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.
This page lists every locomotive allocated a TOPS classification and all modern traction (e.g. diesel, electric, gas turbine, petrol) stock used on the mainline network since 1948 (i.e. British Railways and post-privatisation).
The British Transport Commission, later British Railways, used engine power output to categorise its requirements for the new main line diesel locomotive fleet following the 1955 modernisation plan.
A significant number of British Rail Class 47 locomotives have been preserved on heritage railways, the current total standing at 32 as of October 2016.
Liverpool Street station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London, in the ward of Bishopsgate.
Loughborough is a town in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England, seat of Charnwood Borough Council, and home to Loughborough University.
Maybach Motorenbau is a defunct German car manufacturer that today exists as a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz.
A merry-go-round train, often abbreviated to MGR, is a block train of hopper wagons which both loads and unloads its cargo while moving.
Monmore Green is an area of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.
Mortons of Horncastle Ltd is a publishing, events and printing company based in Horncastle in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England.
On the UK rail network, multiple working is where two or more traction units (locomotives, diesel multiple-units or electric multiple-units) are coupled together in such a way that they are all under the control of one driver (multiple-unit train control).
National Express East Anglia (NXEA) was a train operating company in England owned by National Express, that operated the Greater Anglia franchise from April 2004 until February 2012.
The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
Norwich railway station (formerly Norwich Thorpe) is the eastern terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line in the East of England, serving the city of Norwich, Norfolk.
Sir Patrick Allen McLoughlin (born 30 November 1957) is a British Conservative politician.
The Polmont rail accident, also known as the Polmont rail disaster, occurred on 30 July 1984 to the west of Polmont, near Falkirk in Scotland, when a westbound push-pull express train travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow struck a cow which had gained access to the track through a damaged fence from a field near Polmont railway station.
The Privatisation of British Rail was the process by which ownership and operation of the railways of Great Britain passed from government control into private hands.
A Propelling Control Vehicle (PCV) is a type of British railway carriage for carrying mail.
Push–pull is a configuration for locomotive-hauled trains, allowing them to be driven from either end of the train, whether having a locomotive at each end or not.
Rail is a British magazine on the subject of current rail transport in Great Britain.
Rail Operations Group (ROG) specialize in ad-hoc hires particularly for locomotive and multiple unit moves.
Railfreight Distribution was a sub-sector of British Rail created by the division in 1987 of British Rail's previous Railfreight sector.
A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.
Riviera Trains Limited is a railway spot-hire company, based at Crewe in Cheshire.
The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.
Route Availability (RA) is the system by which the permanent way and supporting works (bridges, embankments, etc.) of the railway network of Great Britain are graded.
Ruston & Hornsby, later known as Ruston, was an industrial equipment manufacturer in Lincoln, England, the company's history going back to 1840.
The ScotRail trading name was adopted on 22 September 1983, under manager Chris Green, British Railways Scottish Region to provide a distinctive brand for the British Rail network in Scotland.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport.
Shrewsbury railway station is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
On a rail transport system, signalling control is the process by which control is exercised over train movements by way of railway signals and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely, over the correct route and to the proper timetable.
The Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.
Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
A steam generator is a type of boiler used to produce steam for climate control and potable water heating in railroad passenger cars.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Stratford TMD was a traction maintenance depot located in Stratford, London, England on the Great Eastern Main Line.
Sulzer Ltd. is a Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing firm, founded by Salomon Sulzer-Bernet in 1775 and established as Sulzer Brothers Ltd. (Gebrüder Sulzer) in 1834 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Today it is a publicly traded company with international subsidiaries. The company's shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. Sulzer's core strengths are flow control and applicators. The company specializes in pumping solutions and services for rotating equipment, as well as separation, mixing and application technology. Sulzer Brothers helped develop shuttleless weaving, and their core business was loom manufacture. Rudolf Diesel worked for Sulzer in 1879, and in 1893 Sulzer bought certain rights to diesel engines. Sulzer built their first diesel engine in 1898.
Summit Tunnel in England is one of the world's oldest railway tunnels.
On 20 December 1984 a dangerous goods train passing through the Summit Tunnel on the Greater Manchester/West Yorkshire border, caught fire on the rail line between Littleborough and Todmorden, England.
Time-division multiplexing (TDM) is a method of transmitting and receiving independent signals over a common signal path by means of synchronized switches at each end of the transmission line so that each signal appears on the line only a fraction of time in an alternating pattern.
Total Operations Processing System, or TOPS, is a computer system for managing the locomotives and rolling stock (railroad cars) owned by and/or operated on a rail system.
A Travelling Post Office (TPO) was a type of mail train used in Great Britain and Ireland where the post was sorted en route.
A U engine is a piston engine made up of two separate straight engines (complete with separate crankshafts) joined by gears or chains.
The Union Jack, or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
A V12 engine is a V engine with 12 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of six cylinders each, usually but not always at a 60° angle to each other, with all 12 pistons driving a common crankshaft.
The vacuum brake is a braking system employed on trains and introduced in the mid-1860s.
Virgin CrossCountry was a train operating company in the United Kingdom operating the InterCity CrossCountry franchise from January 1997 until November 2007.
Virgin Trains (legal name West Coast Trains Limited) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Virgin Rail Group that has operated the InterCity West Coast franchise since 9 March 1997.
West Coast Railways (WCR), is a railway spot-hire company and charter train operator based at Carnforth MPD in Lancashire.
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England.
The Western Region was a region of British Railways from 1948.
The Wrawby Junction rail crash was a train crash which occurred on 9 December 1983, at Wrawby Junction, near Barnetby station in North Lincolnshire, England.