London and North Eastern Railway
This company was created in 1923 following
the First World War during the "grouping".
In Scotland it consisted of;
North British Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway
In England it consisted of at least;
North Eastern Railway
Great Central Railway
Great Eastern Railway
The new company was managed at local level;
for example managers of the former North British Railway became mangers of the
routes of the NBR within Scotland and the routes of the GNSR. Managers of the
NER became managers of the railways of the north east of England of both the
NBR and NER. Other areas were similarly controlled as before. There was an overall
mangement layer and co-ordination of designing and building new engines.
In England the line owned the routes running
up the east coast from London, including the route now known as the East Coast
Main Line. In Scotland lines approached Edinburgh from Carlisle in the west
and Berwick in the east. The naming of the company was not particularly appropriate;
the company owned the former Mallaig Extension
Railway which has the westermost station in Britain, Arisaig, on its route.
The company also owned many stations and lines in Glasgow which is in the west
of the country.
The company had a number of alternative slang
names such as the "Late and Never Early" Railway.
The company was nationalised in 1948 and became
part of British Railways.
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Page last edited on: 24/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford