220 relations: "Little" North Western Railway, Aisgill, Altenwerder, Ambergate railway station, Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway, Ashby Canal, Barnoldswick Railway, Barrow-in-Furness, Basford, Nottinghamshire, Bedford railway station, Bedford to Hitchin Line, Belfast, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Birmingham and Bristol Railway, Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, Birmingham New Street railway station, Blea Moor Tunnel, Bristol, Bristol and Gloucester Railway, Bristol Port Railway and Pier, British Army of the Rhine, British Transport Commission, Broad gauge, Buckinghamshire, Burton and Ashby Light Railway, Burton upon Trent, Caird & Company, Caledonian Railway, Cambridge, Cammell Laird, Camp Hill railway station, Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway, Cheshire Lines Committee, Chesterfield, Chiltern Hills, Chinley railway station, Clifton Extension Railway, Clydebank, Colwick, Cowburn Tunnel, Cromford and High Peak Railway, Cromford Canal, Curzon Street railway station, Derby, Derby Carriage and Wagon Works, Derby Friargate railway station, Derby Works, Derbyshire, ..., Desborough railway station, Dore and Totley railway station, Douglas, Isle of Man, Duffield, Derbyshire, Dumbarton, East Midlands, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Egginton, Egypt, Emblem, England, Erewash Valley Line, Euston railway station, Euston Road, Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ferguson Shipbuilders, Fleetwood, Frederick Smeeton Williams, Furness and Midland Joint Railway, Furness Railway, George Gilbert Scott, George Hudson, Germany, Gibraltar, Glasgow and South Western Railway, Gloucester Loop Line, Gloucestershire, GNR Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension, Gothic Revival architecture, Govan, Grantham, Gravesend–Tilbury Ferry, Great Central Railway, Great Northern Railway (Great Britain), Great Western Railway, Greece, Greenock, Guy Granet, Halesowen Railway, Hampstead Heath, Hampton-in-Arden railway station, Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway, Heysham, Hitchin, Hitchin railway station, Hope Valley Line, Hospital ship, Ireland, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, James Joseph Allport, John Brown & Company, John Ellis (businessman), Kegworth, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Kettering railway station, Kildwick, Kinderdijk, Lancashire, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Lawley Street railway station, Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway, Leeds and Bradford Railway, Leeds railway station, Leicester, Leicester and Swannington Railway, Leicestershire, Lincoln, England, Locomotives of the Midland Railway, London, London and Birmingham Railway, London and North Western Railway, London King's Cross railway station, London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, London, Midland and Scottish Railway, London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, Long Eaton, Luton railway station, Mallerstang, Manchester, Manchester and Birmingham Railway, Manchester Central railway station, Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway, Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, Mansfield, Mansfield and Pinxton Railway, Mark Huish, Market Harborough railway station, Matlock railway station, Málaga, Mercia, Metropolitan Railway, Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, Midland and South Western Junction Railway, Midland Counties Railway, Midland Main Line, Millers Dale, Ministry of War Transport, Nickey Line, Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway, North and South Western Junction Railway, North British Railway, North Midland Railway, North Staffordshire Railway, Northamptonshire, Northern and Eastern Railway, Northern Counties Committee, Nottingham, Nottingham to Lincoln Line, Nottinghamshire, Oakham Canal, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Peterborough, Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway, Preston, Lancashire, Radford, Nottingham, Rail transport, Renfrew, Rotherham Masborough railway station, Rowsley, Rugby, Warwickshire, Scotland, Settle-Carlisle Line, Severn and Wye Railway, Sheffield, Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee, Sheffield and Rotherham Railway, Sheffield station, Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, Silloth, Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th Baronet, Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, South Eastern Railway, UK, South Wigston railway station, Spain, St Pancras Old Church, St Pancras railway station, St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Standard gauge, Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway, Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway, Swansea Vale Railway, Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway, Syston and Peterborough Railway, Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway, The Great Exhibition, Torpedo, Totley Tunnel, Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway, Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway, Trent railway station, Trowell, Tugboat, United Kingdom, Vickers Limited, Wales, Wath North railway station, Waverley Route, Wellingborough railway station, West Riding of Yorkshire, William Denny and Brothers, William Henry Barlow, Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway, World War I, World War II, Wyvern, York, York and North Midland Railway, York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, 1844 in rail transport, 1922 in rail transport. 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The North Western Railway (NWR) was an early British railway company in the north-west of England.
Aisgill is the southernmost of the hamlets that comprise the parish of Mallerstang in the English county of Cumbria.
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Altenwerder is a quarter in the Harburg borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany.
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Ambergate railway station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC).
The Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway was an early British railway company, which opened in 1850.
The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal is a long canal in England which connected the mining district around Moira, just outside the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, with the Coventry Canal at Bedworth in Warwickshire.
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The Barnoldswick Railway Company, in the United Kingdom, existed from 1862 to 1899 when it became part of the Midland Railway.
Barrow-in-Furness (commonly known as Barrow) is a town and seaport in the county of Cumbria, England.
Basford is a suburb in northern Nottingham.
Bedford railway station is the larger of two railway stations in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.
The Bedford to Hitchin Line was a branch of the Midland Railway which served stations at Cardington, Southill, Shefford and Henlow Camp in Bedfordshire, England.
Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland (United Kingdom).
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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.
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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
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The Birmingham and Bristol Railway was a short-lived railway company, formed in 1845 by the merger of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway and the Bristol and Gloucester Railway.
The Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway was a British railway company.
The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway is a railway route linking Birmingham to Gloucester in England.
Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations serving Birmingham, England.
Blea Moor Tunnel is a 2,629 yd (2,404 m) railway tunnel located between Ribblehead Viaduct and Dent railway station in England.
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Bristol is a city, unitary authority and county in South West England with an estimated population of 442,500 in 2015.
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The Bristol and Gloucester Railway opened in 1844 between Bristol and Gloucester, meeting the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway.
The Bristol Port Railway and Pier (occasionally referred to as the Bristol Port and Pier Railway) was a railway in Bristol, England.
There have been two formations named British Army of the Rhine (BAOR).
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).
Broad gauge railways use a track gauge (distance between the rails) greater than the standard gauge of.
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Buckinghamshire (or; archaically the County of Buckingham; abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England.
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The Burton and Ashby Light Railway was a tramway system operating between Burton upon Trent and Ashby de la Zouche between 1906 and 1927.
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent in East Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire.
Caird & Company was a Scottish shipbuilding and engineering firm based in Greenock.
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The Caledonian Railway was a major Scottish railway company.
The city of Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England.
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Cammell Laird, one of the famous names in British shipbuilding during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Camp Hill railway station was a railway station in Camp Hill, Birmingham opened by the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway in 1840 and was its first terminus.
The Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked the Great Western Railway at Swindon, Wiltshire, with Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
The Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) was the second-largest joint railway in Great Britain, with 143 route miles.
Chesterfield is a market town and a borough of Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
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The Chiltern Hills form a chalk escarpment in South East England.
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Chinley railway station serves the village of Chinley in Derbyshire, England.
The Clifton Extension Railway was a joint railway in Bristol, owned by the Great Western Railway (GWR) and the Midland Railway (MR) companies.
Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
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Colwick is a suburb in the east of Greater Nottingham in England.
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The Cowburn Tunnel is a railway tunnel at the western end of the Vale of Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District of England.
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The Cromford and High Peak Railway (C&HPR) in Derbyshire, England, was completed in 1831, to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal wharf at High Peak Junction and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge.
The Cromford Canal ran from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England with a branch to Pinxton.
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Birmingham Curzon Street railway station (formerly Birmingham station) was a railway station in Birmingham, England, used by scheduled passenger trains between 1838 and 1854 when it was the terminus for both the London and Birmingham Railway and the Grand Junction Railway, with lines to London and to Manchester and Liverpool respectively.
Derby (locally) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands region of England.
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Derby Litchurch Lane Works (formerly Derby Carriage and Wagon Works) was built by the Midland Railway in Derby, England, in the 19th century.
Derby Friargate Station was the main station in Derby on the Great Northern Railway Derbyshire Extension popularly known as the (Derby) Friargate Line.
The Derby railway works comprised a number of British manufacturing facilities designing and building locomotives and rolling stock in Derby, England.
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Derbyshire (or; abbreviated Derbys. or Derbs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England.
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Desborough railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin.
Dore and Totley railway station (named Dore railway station from 1971 until 2008) is a small, one platform railway halt near the Sheffield areas of Dore and Totley in South Yorkshire, England.
Douglas (Doolish) is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 27,938 people (2011).
Duffield is a south Derbyshire village in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire, north of Derby.
Dumbarton is a town and burgh which is the administrative centre of the council area of West Dunbartonshire, and formerly of the historic county of Dunbartonshire, in the West-Central Lowlands of Scotland.
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The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.
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The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a long heritage railway in Derbyshire.
Egginton is a village in the local government district of South Derbyshire, England.
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Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
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An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.
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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
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The Erewash Valley Line is a railway line in Britain running from south of Chesterfield along the Erewash Valley to Trent Junction at Long Eaton, joining the Midland Main Line at each end.
Euston railway station or London Euston is a central London railway terminus and one of 19 stations managed by Network Rail.
Euston Road is an important thoroughfare in central London, England, and forms part of the A501.
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The Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited was a Scottish shipbuilding company in the Govan area on the Clyde in Glasgow.
Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd is a shipyard located in Port Glasgow on the River Clyde in Scotland.
Fleetwood is a town within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde.
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Frederick Smeeton Williams (1829 – 26 October 1886) was an English minister in the Congregational Church, best known for his books on the early history of the railway.
| The Furness and Midland Joint Railway was a joint railway in England owned by the Furness Railway and the Midland Railway.
The Furness Railway (Furness) was a railway company operating in the Furness area of Lancashire in North West England.
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Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878), styled Sir Gilbert Scott, was an English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses.
George Hudson (probably 10 March 1800 – 14 December 1871) was an English railway financier and politician who, because he controlled a significant part of the railway network in the 1840s, became known as "The Railway King" – a title conferred on him by Sydney Smith in 1844.
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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
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Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean.
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The Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR) was a railway company in Scotland.
The Gloucester Loop Line was a railway line, operated by the Midland Railway which ran from to via and, avoiding the main line via Bromsgrove.
Gloucestershire (abbreviated Glos.) is a county in South West England.
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| The GNR Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension, locally known as the (Derby) Friargate Line is a now closed railway line that linked Nottingham and Grantham to the east of the East Midlands counties to Burton upon Trent to the south west of the area.
Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Gothic or Jigsaw Gothic, and when used for school, college, and university buildings as Collegiate Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.
Govan (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghobhainn) is a district, parish, and former burgh now part of southwest City of Glasgow, Scotland.
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Grantham (pronounced) is a market town within the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.
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The Gravesend–Tilbury Ferry is a passenger ferry across the River Thames east of London.
The Great Central Railway (GCR) was a railway company in England which came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension (see Great Central Main Line).
The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company established by the Great Northern Railway Act of 1846.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
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Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.
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Sir William Guy Granet, GBE (13 October 1867 – 11 October 1943) trained as a barrister but became a noted railway administrator, first as general manager of the Midland Railway then as a director-general in the War Office.
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The Halesowen Railway, also known as the Halesowen and Northfield Railway and the Halesowen Joint Railway, was a standard gauge railway in what is now the West Midlands of England.
Hampstead Heath (locally known as "the Heath") is a large, ancient London park, covering.
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Hampton-in-Arden railway station serves the village of Hampton-in-Arden in the West Midlands of England.
The Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway (HH&BR) was an early railway linking Hereford in England with Brecon in Wales.
Heysham is a large coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire, England.
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Hitchin is a market town in North Hertfordshire District in Hertfordshire, England, with an estimated population as at 2011 of 33,350.
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Hitchin Railway Station serves the town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire.
The Hope Valley Line is a trans-Pennine railway line in England linking Sheffield with Manchester.
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A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital.
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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.
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The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Limited (abbreviated to IOMSPCo.) (Sheshaght Phaggad Bree Ellan Vannin) is the oldest continuously operating passenger shipping company in the world, celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2010.
Sir James Joseph Allport (27 February 1811 – 25 April 1892) was an English railway manager.
John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a Scottish marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.
John Ellis (1789–1862), of Beaumont Leys and Belgrave Hall in Leicester, was instrumental in interesting George Stephenson in the proposed Leicester and Swannington Railway.
Kegworth (the w is sometimes silent by locals) is a large village (population of approximately 3,500) and civil parish in Leicestershire, England.
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The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England.
Kettering railway station serves the town of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England.
Kildwick, or Kildwick-in-Craven, is a village and civil parish of the district of Craven in North Yorkshire, England.
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Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam.
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Lancashire (archaically the County Palatine of Lancaster; abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company before the 1923 Grouping.
Lawley Street railway station was opened in Birmingham in 1842 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway.
The Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway was an early British railway company in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The Leeds and Bradford Railway (L&BR) was formed in 1843 to bring the railway to Bradford: the line opened on 1 July 1846.
Leeds railway station (also known as Leeds City railway station) is the mainline railway station serving the city centre of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England.
Leicester (but often locally) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.
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The Leicester and Swannington Railway (L&S) was one of England's first railways, being opened on 17 July 1832 to bring coal from collieries in west Leicestershire to Leicester.
Leicestershire (or; abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.
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Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England.
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The Locomotives of the Midland Railway (which it always referred to as engines), followed its small engine policy.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.
King's Cross railway station is a major London railway terminus which opened in 1852 on the northern edge of central London.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR; known also as "the Brighton line", "the Brighton Railway" or the Brighton) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1922.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)It has been argued that the initials LMSR should be used to be consistent with LNER, GWR and SR.
The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway is a railway line in England linking Fenchurch Street railway station in the City of London with the northern Thames Gateway area of southern Essex.
Long Eaton is a town in Derbyshire, England.
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Luton railway station is located in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
Mallerstang is a civil parish in the extreme east of Cumbria, and, geographically, a dale at the head of the upper Eden Valley.
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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.
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The Manchester and Birmingham Railway was built between Manchester and Crewe and opened in stages from 1840.
Manchester Central railway station is a former railway station in Manchester city centre, England.
The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway ran from a junction with the Midland Railway at Ambergate to Rowsley north of Matlock and thence to Buxton.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) was formed by amalgamation in 1847.
Mansfield is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England.
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The Mansfield and Pinxton Railway was an early horse-drawn railway in the United Kingdom, completed in 1819 to transport coal to Mansfield from the head of the Pinxton branch of the Cromford Canal from collieries along the Erewash valley served by the Erewash Canal.
Captain Mark Huish (9 March 1808 – 18 January 1867) was an English railway manager.
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Market Harborough railway station serves the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England.
Matlock Railway Station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains in the town of Matlock, Derbyshire, England.
Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain.
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The Kingdom of Mercia (Miercna rīce), usually referred to as Mercia, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.
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The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.
The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, (M&GN) was a joint railway owned by the Midland Railway (MR) and the Great Northern Railway (GNR) in eastern England, affectionately known as the 'Muddle and Get Nowhere' to generations of passengers, enthusiasts, and other users.
The Midland and South Western Junction Railway (M&SWJR) was an independent railway built to form a north-south link between the Midland Railway and the London and South Western Railway in England, allowing the Midland and other companies' trains to reach the port of Southampton.
The Midland Counties Railway (MCR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1839 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence, via the London and Birmingham Railway, to London.
The Midland Main Line is a major railway in England from London's St. Pancras station to Sheffield, via Luton and Bedford in the East of England, and Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Derby/Nottingham and Chesterfield in the East Midlands.
Millers Dale is a valley on the River Wye in Derbyshire.
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The Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) was a department of the British Government formed early in World War II to control transportation policy and resources.
The Nickey Line (officially known as the Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead Railway) is a disused railway that once linked the towns of Hemel Hempstead and, initially, Luton but later Harpenden via Redbourn, in Hertfordshire, England.
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The Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway (NSJR) was a British joint railway company.
The North and South Western Junction Railway (NSWJR) was a short railway in west London, England.
The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh.
The North Midland Railway was a British railway company, which opened its line from Derby to Rotherham (Masbrough) and Leeds in 1840.
The North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) was a British railway company formed in 1845 to promote a number of lines in the Staffordshire Potteries and surrounding areas in Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire.
Northamptonshire (or; abbreviated Northants.) is a county in the East Midlands of England.
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The Northern & Eastern Railway (N&ER) was the British railway company that built what is now the West Anglia Main Line, one of the two main lines of the Great Eastern Railway, the other being the Liverpool Street to Norwich line built by the Eastern Counties and Eastern Union Railways.
The Northern Counties Committee (NCC) was a railway that served the north-east of Ireland.
Nottingham is a city in Nottinghamshire, England, south of Sheffield and north of Leicester.
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The Nottingham to Lincoln Line is a railway line in central England, running north-east from Nottingham to Lincoln.
Nottinghamshire (pronounced or /ˈnɒtɪŋəmˌʃɪə/; abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.
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The Oakham Canal ran from Oakham, Rutland to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England.
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The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the UK Parliament or the British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories.
Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority area in the East of England, with a population estimated to be 184,500 in mid–2011.
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This article describes the history of three railway companies in Scotland.
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England.
Radford is an inner-city area of Nottingham, located just outside the city centre itself.
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.
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Renfrew (Rinn Friù) is a town west of Glasgow, and the historical county town of Renfrewshire.
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Rotherham Masborough railway station was the main railway station for Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England from the 1840s until 1987, when most trains were rerouted via Rotherham Central.
Rowsley is a village on the A6 road in the English county of Derbyshire.
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Rugby is a market town in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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The Settle–Carlisle Line (S&C) is a long main railway line in northern England.
The Severn and Wye Railway was a small rail and canal network in west Gloucestershire, initially constructed to allow exploitation of the mineral resources of the Forest of Dean.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
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The Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1869 as a joint venture between the Midland Railway and the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.
The Sheffield and Rotherham Railway was a short railway in England, between Sheffield and Rotherham and the first in the two towns.
Sheffield station, formerly Pond Street and later Sheffield Midland, is a combined railway station and tram stop in Sheffield, England, and the busiest station in South Yorkshire.
The Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway was an early British railway company which opened in stages between 1841 and 1845 between Sheffield and Manchester via Ashton-under-Lyne.
Silloth (sometimes known as Silloth-on-Solway) is a port town and civil parish in Cumbria, England.
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Sir Edmund Beckett-Denison, 4th Baronet (28 January 1787 – 24 May 1874), railway promoter and politician, was born at Gledhow Hall, Leeds, on 29 January 1787, son of the banker Sir John Beckett, 1st baronet (1743–1826), and his wife, Mary, daughter of Christopher Wilson, bishop of Bristol.
The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway – almost always referred to as "the S&D" – was an English railway line connecting Bath in north east Somerset and Bournemouth now in south east Dorset but then in Hampshire, with a branch from Evercreech Junction to Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater.
The South Eastern Railway (SER) was a railway company in south-eastern England from 1836 until 1922.
South Wigston railway station is a railway station serving the suburb of South Wigston, Leicester, England.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
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St Pancras Old Church is a Church of England parish church in Somers Town, central London.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and since 2007 as St Pancras International,, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request at Whatdotheyknow.com retrieved 2 December 2008.
The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.
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The Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway was an early railway company in England which was opened in 1857 between Stockport Edgeley and Whaley Bridge.
The Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway was a short railway line in the county of Gloucestershire, England, which brought the Cotswold town of Nailsworth into the UK national rail network.
The Swansea Vale Railway (SVR) was a railway line connecting the port of Swansea in South Wales to industries and coalfields in the Swansea Valley and the Brynamman district on the borders of Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire.
The Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway was a British railway company formed to connect the Midland and Great Central lines at Swinton, north of Rotherham, with the North Eastern Railway at Ferrybridge, near Knottingley, a distance of, opening up a more direct route between York and the Sheffield area.
The Syston and Peterborough Railway was an early railway in England opened between 1845 and 1848 to form a branch from the Midland Counties Railway at Syston just north of Leicester to Peterborough.
The Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway was a branch of the Midland Railway which ran from Ashchurch via Tewkesbury to Great Malvern in the United Kingdom.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851.
The modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
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Totley Tunnel is a tunnel on the former Midland Railway Manchester-Sheffield line between Totley on the outskirts of Sheffield and Grindleford in Derbyshire, England.
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The Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway was a railway line in north London, formed by an Act of Parliament of 1890 and built as joint venture between the Midland Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway.
The Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway was a railway line in north London, formed by an Act of Parliament of 28 July 1862, and was effectively part of an attempt by the Great Eastern Railway to obtain a west end terminus to complement Bishopsgate railway station in east London.
Trent railway station was situated near Long Eaton in Derbyshire at the junction of the Midland Railway line from London to Derby and Nottingham.
Trowell is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England.
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A tugboat (tug) is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
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Vickers Limited was a significant British engineering conglomerate that merged into Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927.
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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.
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Wath North railway station was on the Midland Railway's Sheffield - Cudworth - Normanton - Leeds main line, serving the town of Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, England.
The Waverley Route was a railway line that ran south from Edinburgh, through Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, to Carlisle.
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Wellingborough railway station is located the market town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England.
The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England.
William Denny and Brothers Limited, and often referred to simply as Denny, was a Scottish shipbuilding company.
William Henry Barlow FRS FRSE FICE MIMechE (10 May 1812 –12 November 1902) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century, particularly associated with railway engineering projects.
The Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway was incorporated in 1865 in order to connect the city of Wolverhampton, England with nearby towns such as Walsall, Willenhall and Wednesfield.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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A wyvern, sometimes spelled wivern, is a legendary winged creature with a dragon's head and wings; a reptilian body; two legs; and a tail.
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York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England, and is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name.
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The York and North Midland Railway (Y&NMR) was an English railway company that opened in 1839 connecting York with the Leeds and Selby Railway, and in 1840 extended this line to meet the North Midland Railway at Normanton near Leeds.
The York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway (YN&BR) was a railway company that operated from 1847 to 1854 in the north-east of England.