List of constituents of the London and North Eastern Railway


List of constituents of the London and North Eastern Railway

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was formed out of a number of constituent railway companies at the grouping in 1923.

Main companies

The main companies, showing their route mileage, were:
* Great Eastern Railway (GER) 1191.25 miles (1906 km)
* Great Central Railway (GCR) 852.5 miles (1364 km)
* Great Northern Railway (GNR) 1051.25 miles (1680 km)
* Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) 334.5 miles (535 km)
* Hull and Barnsley Railway 106.5 miles (170 km) (H&BR) (which had amalgamated with the NER on 1 April 1922)
* North British Railway 1378 miles (2205 km) (NBR)
* North Eastern Railway 1757.75 miles (2812 km) (NER)

ubsidiary companies

Independently operated lines

* Colne Valley and Halstead Railway 19 miles (30 km)
* East and West Yorkshire Union Railway 9.5 miles (15 km)
* Mid-Suffolk Light Railway 19.5 miles (31 km)

Leased or worked railways

Many of these "railways" existed only in name; there were included on the list at the time of the Railways Act in order to legally qualify each line's position
* Originally leased to or worked by the NER
** Brackenhill Light Railway (West Yorkshire)
** Fawcett Depot line (County Durham) 5.5 miles (9 km)
** Great North of England, Clarence and Hartlepool Junction line 6.5 miles (10 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by the GCR
** Humber Commercial Railway and Dock
** Mansfield Railway 10 miles (16 km)
** North Lindsey Light Railway 12 miles (19 km)
** Seaforth and Sefton Junction Railway
** Sheffield District Railway 4.5 miles (7 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by the GER
** London and Blackwall Railway 6 miles (10 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by the GNR
** East Lincolnshire Railway 47.5 miles (76 km)
** Horncastle Railway 7.5 miles (12 km)
** Nottingham and Grantham Railway and Canal 23 miles (37 km)
** Nottingham Suburban line 4 miles (6 km)
** Stamford and Essendine Railway 12.5 miles (20 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by the NBR
** Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway 10.25 miles (16 km)
** Forth and Clyde Junction Railway 30.5 miles (49 km)
** Gifford & Garvald Railway 9.25 miles (15 km)
** Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway 3.2 miles (5 km)
** Kilsyth & Bonnybridge Railway 8.5 miles (14 km) (worked jointly with CalR)
** Lauder Light Railway 10.25 miles (16 km)
** Newburgh & North Fife Railway 13.25 miles (21 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by H&BR
** South Yorkshire Junction Railway 11.5 miles (18 km)
* Originally leased to or worked by several constituent companies
** Nottingham Joint Station Committee
** West Riding and Grimsby Railway 32.5 miles (52 km)

Independently Operated Joint Companies

* East London Railway: jointly leased by the LNER, Southern Railway, Metropolitan Railway (MetR) and Metropolitan District Railway. Traffic operated by MetR (passenger); LNER (goods)
* Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC): Operated jointly by LNER/London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMSR). LNER supplies locomotive power; CLC own rolling stock
* Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway: trains worked by both LNER/LMSR

Joint railways

Now totally LNER

* Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway 123 miles (197 km)
* Hull & Barnsley and Great Central Joint Railway 25.75 miles (41 km)

Joint with LMSR

* Axholme Joint Railway 27.75 miles (44 km)
* Cheshire Lines Committee (2/3 share) 142 miles (227 km)
* Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway (including Loch Lomond steamers) 7 miles (11 km)
* Dundee and Arbroath Railway (including Carmyllie Light Railway) 23 miles (37 km)
* Great Central and Midland Joint Railway 40.25 miles (64 km)
* Great Central & North Staffordshire Joint Railway 11 miles (18 km)
* Great Northern & London and North Western Joint Railway 45 miles (72 km)
* Halifax & Ovenden Railway 2.5 miles (4 km)
* Methley Railway (2/3 share) 6 miles (10 km)
* Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway 183.25 Miles (298 km)
* Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Committee (GER, MidR & GNR) 22.25 miles (36 km)
* Oldham, Ashton and Guide Bridge Railway 6.25 miles (10 km)
* Otley & Ilkley Railway 6.25 miles (10 km)
* Perth General Station (2/3 share)
* Prince's Dock, Glasgow (1/3 share) 1.25 miles (2 km)
* South Yorkshire Joint Railway (3/5 share) 20.5 miles (33 km)
* Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway 19.5 miles (31 km)
* Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway 4.75 miles (8 km)

Joint with GWR

* Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway 41 miles (66 km)


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