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L.N.E.R. Constituent Companies

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London and North Eastern Railway.

L.N.E.R. Constituent 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

L D & E C R. Purchased by the GCR in 1907.


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 and Garvald Railway 9.25 miles (15 km)

Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway 3.2 miles (5 km)

Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway 8.5 miles (14 km) (worked jointly with CalR)

Lauder Light Railway 10.25 miles (16 km)

Newburgh and North Fife Railway 13.25 miles (21 km)


Originally leased to or worked by HandBR

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 and 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 and North Staffordshire Joint Railway 11 miles (18 km)

Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway 45 miles (72 km)

Halifax and 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 and Suffolk Joint Committee (GER, MidR and GNR) 22.25 miles (36 km)

Oldham, Ashton and Guide Bridge Railway 6.25 miles (10 km)

Otley and 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 and Hampstead Junction Railway 4.75 miles (8 km)


Joint with GWR

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