Engineer's Line References (ELRs)

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Codes beginning A

Last update 26 May 2021

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ELR Line name Mileages Datum Notes
AAL Ashendon and Aynho Line 0.00 - 18.29 Ashendon Junction Now NAJ3
AAM Ashchurch and Malvern Line 0.00 - 13.29 Tewkesbury Junction Formerly AML
AAV Ascot Junction to Ash Vale Junction 28.66 - 40.57 Waterloo via Twickenham
ABB Ashburton Branch Now AHB
ABB Abbotsbury Line 0.00 - 6.08 Upwey Junction
ABD Aberdare Branch 16.20 - 24.41 Cardiff Bute Road
ABE Allington West Junction to Barkeston East Junction 0.00 - 4.08 Allington West Junction Formerly ABE1 and ABE2
ABE Allington Junction to Barkston East Junction Spur see separate portions
ABE1 Allington Junction to mileage change 0.00 - 4.04 Allington Junction Now part of ABE
ABE2 Mileage change to Barkston East Junction Spur 0.36 - 0.39 Barkston Now part of ABE
ABF Aberfoyle Branch 0.00 - ?? Buchlyvie
ABG Arbroath St Vigean's Junction to Guthrie 17.17 - 24.17 Dundee East Station
ABH Aberystwyth (Vale of Rheidol) Harbour Branch 0.00 - 0.42 Junction with VOR
ABJ Ashton Moss Junction to Droylesden Junction 4.44 - 5.74 Heaton Norris Junction
ABK Arbuckle Branch ?? - ?? North British Railway Arbuckle Siding, between Whiterigg and Longriggend
ABL Abercanaid Loop/Merthyr Tunnel Loop 5.50 - 5.72 Quakers Yard
ABN Abingdon Branch 0.00 - 2.51 Radley Station
ABO Ashbourne Branch 0.00 - 6.50 Rocester
ABS Abergavenny South Curve 0.00 - 0.16 Abergavenny South Curve Junction Formerly ASC
ABT Albert Harbour Branch 0.00 - 0.22 Greenock Princes Pier Junction
ABW Abbotswood Branch 0.00 - 0.64 Abbotswood Junction
ABX Airdrie to Bathgate Line 12.23 - 24.76 High Street
ABY Newton Tony Junction to Bulford via Amesbury 73.02 - 82.63 Waterloo
ACB Alfreton Colliery Branch 0.00 - 0.55 Alfreton Colliery Branch Junction
ACC Alloa Co-op Ground Frame to Alloa Coal Depot 6.65 - 7.12 Stirling Middle Junction
ACD Allington Chord 0.00 - 0.25 Allington East Junction
ACE Aldam Curve 8.29 - 9.05 Barnsley Junction
ACK Alnmouth to Alnwick Branch 0.00 - 2.79 Alnmouth South Junction
ACL Annbank and Cronberry Line 43.52 - 60.08 Bridge Street Station Part now KCH1
ACN Aylesbury to Cheddington Branch 0.00 - 7.01 Cheddington
ACP Avenue Coking Plant Branch 142.38 - 143.65 St Pancras via Toton
ACR Ashford Canterbury and Ramsgate Line 56.35 - 86.16 Charing Cross via Chelsfield and Canterbury West
ACW Acton Canal Wharf to Willesden 0.00 - 0.35 Willesden Junction (with LLG)
ACZ Abercarn Colliery Siding 0.00 - 0.22 Abercarn Colliery Junction
ADD Adderley Green Branch (Stoke - Buckland Branch) see separate portions
ADD1 Adderley Green Branch 0.00 - 0.70 Normacot Junction
ADD2 Adderley Green Branch 0.00 - 2.42 Botteslow Junction
ADH Hull Alexandra Docks Branch see separate portions
ADH1 Bridges Junction to Springbank South Junction 0.40 - 4.59 Hull Alexandra Dock
ADH2 Hessle Road Junction to Springbank South Junction 0.00 - 0.78 Hessle Road Junction
ADJ Aberdare Junction 23.69 - 23.77 Cardiff Bute Road
ADL Andoversford Line Now AND
ADL Addiewell Branch 0.00 - 1.57 Addiewell Branch Junction
ADU Aberavon Disused Loop 13.50 - 13.63 R&SB Junction
ADW Attercliffe Junction to Darnall West Junction Curve 0.00 - 0.49 Attercliffe Junction
AEB Audley End to Bartlow Branch 41.46 - 48.66 Liverpool Street
AEG Allerton East Junction to Garston Junction Curve 0.00 - 0.28 Allerton East Junction
AFB Aladdin Factory Branch (sidings at Greenford) 8.00 - 8.40 Paddington
AFE Abbey Forgate Junction to English Bridge Junction Curve (Shrewsbury Curve) 0.00 - 0.25 English Bridge Junction
AFJ Almond Fork Junction ?? - ?? near Linlithgow
AFL Aintree Fork Line 0.00 - 0.45 Sefton Junction Also known as Aintree Freight Loop
AFR Avonmouth and Filton Railway 112.03 - 118.42 Paddington via Badminton
AFS Aviemore to Forres Line 83.09 - 119.30 Perth
AGB Aberlady Junction to Gullane Branch 14.61 - 19.46 Edinburgh Waverley
AGE Swanage Branch 129.55 - 136.27 Waterloo Remiled 0.00 - 6.52 from Swanage post-preservation
AGS Ayr Goods Branch 39.32 - 40.01 Glasgow Bridge Street Harbour Junction to Ayr Goods
AGW Angerstein Wharf Branch 0.00 - 0.73 Angerstein Junction
AGY Attercliffe Goods Yard 0.00 - 0.42 Attercliffe Goods Station Branch Junction
AHB Ashburton Branch 0.18 - 9.37 Totnes Station Formerly ABB
AHG Nine Elms Junction to Linford Street Junction 1.78 - 2.50 Waterloo ELR derived from site engineer's initials
AHR Arnside to Hincaster Line 0.00 - 5.25 Arnside
AHS Alton Heights Branch 14.77 - 18.06 Lesmahagow Junction (Motherwell)
AHX Allerton to Hunts Cross Curve 0.00 - 0.44 Allerton
AIF Airdrie Fork 8.52 - 8.69 Rutherglen East Junction Cairnhill Junction to Gartness Junction
AIR Airdrie Branch 8.56 - 9.22 Rutherglen East Junction Continuation of ITW to Airdrie South (Caledonian)
AIW Alton Itchen Abbas and Winchester Line 49.24 - 65.70 Waterloo via Worplesdon, Guildford (reverse) and Tongham
AJB Addlestone Junction to Byfleet Junction 0.00 - 0.77 Addlestone Junction
AJF Almond Junction to Manuel Junction ?? - ?? Falkirk area
AJL Axholme Joint Line 0.00 - 17.12/ 9.01 - 26.13 Marshland Junction/Gilberdyke Junction
AJM Ambergate Junction to New Mills see separate portions
AJM1 Ambergate Junction to Rowsley 137.41 - 149.40 St Pancras
AJM2 Rowsley to Peak Forest Junction 149.11 - 161.05 St Pancras
AJW Abbey Junction to Weddington Junction 0.00 - 0.61 Abbey Junction
AKC Alnwick and Cornhill Line 0.00 - 35.47 Coldstream Junction
AKE Alloa and Kincardine Branch see separate portions
AKE1 Alloa Co-op Junction to Kincardine Junction 6.65 - 8.14 Stirling Middle Junction
AKE2 Kincardine Junction to Kincardine SSEB Sidings 0.00 - 3.47 Kincardine Junction
AKJ Andover Junction to Kimbridge Junction 0.00 - 15.02 Andover Junction
AKL Abandoned Kirkby Line 138.01 - 138.50 St Pancras Possibly near junction with present day RAC
ALB Queen Alexandra Bridge Branch 0.00 - 1.59 Castledown Junction
ALB Albion Works Branch 205.42 - 206.00 Paddington via Stroud 205.74 - 206.00 form BAN1
ALC Aston and Lichfield City Line see separate portions
ALC1 Aston North Junction to Sutton 0.00 - 5.00 Aston North Junction
ALC2 Sutton to Lichfield City Junction 5.00 - 13.37 Aston North Junction
ALF Alyth Fork Line (Newtyle Junction to Alyth Junction) 15.10 - 15.56 Ninewells Junction
ALG Albion Gas Works Branch 0.00 - 0.22 West Bromwich Gas Siding Box Listed to 0.61
ALH Alloa Harbour Branch 0.00 - 1.10 Alloa Station Junction
ALK Aberdare Link Line 22.01 - 22.23 Cardiff Bute Road Part formerly CWZ
ALL South Alloa Junction to Longcarse Junction 0.00 - 6.08 Alloa Junction
ALN Haltwhistle - Alston Line see separate portions
ALN1 Haltwhistle - Alston (open portion) 0.07 - 0.18 Haltwhistle
ALN2 Haltwhistle - Alston (closed portion) 0.18 - 11.50 Haltwhistle
ALO Alloa to Oakley Line 6.66 - 16.14 Stirling Middle Junction
ALP Alexandra Palace Branch 5.03 - 6.55 Kings Cross
ALS South Alloa Branch 0.00 - 1.47 Dunmore Junction
ALT Altcar and Hillhouse Branch 1.65 - 8.27 Southport
ALW Longcarse Branch 0.00 - 0.44 Alloa West Junction
ALY Alyth Branch 0.00 - 5.17 Alyth Junction
AMB Avonmouth Branch 9.05 - 16.34 Bristol Temple Meads via Patchway
AMC Aldwarke Main Colliery Branch 0.22 - 0.24 Aldwarke Main Box
AME Amble Branch 0.00 - 4.79 Amble Junction
AMJ Ashton Moss Curve (Ashton Moss South to North Junctions) 0.00 - 0.40 Ashton Moss South Junction
AML Aschurch and Malvern Line Now AAM
AML Attenborough to Meadow Lane Junction Line 0.00 - 0.62 Meadow Lane Junction
AMP Air Ministry Loop see separate portions
AMP1 Corsham end 96.24 - 96.50 Paddington
AMP2 Lacock end 96.40 - 97.05 Paddington
AMS Moira West Junction to Shackerstone 0.00 - 8.19 Moira West Junction Formerly MMW
AMY Auchmuty Branch see separate portions
AMY1 Markinch to Leslie Junction 3.59 - 4.16 Leslie
AMY2 Leslie Junction to Auchmuty Tullis Russel Sidings 0.00 - 1.19 Leslie Junction
ANA Annan Loop ?? - ??
ANB Annan Branch 0.00 - 12.21 Kirtlebridge
AND Andoversford Line 0.00 - 59.43 Red Post Junction Formerly ADL. 0.00 - 5.71 now LUD2
ANH Airdrie North Branch 10.31 - 10.74 High Street (Glasgow)
ANI Aberdeen and Inverness Line see separate portions
ANI1 Aberdeen to Keith 0.00 - 53.05 Aberdeen
ANI2 Forres to Keith 0.00 - 30.40 Forres
ANI3 Forres to Millburn Junction 119.26 - 143.38 Perth via Dava
ANL Acton and Northolt Line 3.24 - 10.15 Paddington
ANN Annbank Line 39.43 - 50.30 Bridge Street Station
ANS Aldwarke North Junction to South Junction Link 6.69 - 7.00 Woodburn Junction
ANZ Aschurch North Curve 84.42 - 84.62 Derby via Camp Hill Line
AOS Allhallows-on-Sea Branch 36.79 - 39.60 Charing Cross via Dartford Loop
APB Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line 133.06 - 138.49 St Pancras
APG Aberpergwm Branch/No 10 Railway 0.00 - 0.36 + colliery Aberpergwm Colliery Junction
APL Appledore Junction to Dungeness 64.58 - 75.42 Charing Cross via Chelsfield and Ashford
APP Appleby Link ?? - ?? Appleby South Junction Track never laid
APS Aberthaw Power Station 4.63 - 7.60 Barry Junction
APY Austin & Pickersgill's Yard Branch 0.00 - 4.28 Southwick Junction
AQL Arcow Quarry Line 240.68 - 241.20 St Pancras
ARB Alcester Branch 0.00 - 6.00 Alcester Branch Junction
ARC Arkwright Colliery Branch 53.06 - 56.24 Manchester London Road via Woodhead
ARD Alphington Road Goods Branch 0.00 - 0.46 Alphington Road Goods Junction Formerly ARG. 0.00 - 0.26 included in EXR sidings from 1966
ARE Angel Road to Edmonton Branch 7.62 - 9.03 Liverpool Street
ARG Alphington Road Goods Branch Now ARD
ARG Argyle Line (Partick to Rutherglen) see separate portions
ARG1 Rutherglen Central Junction to Strathclyde Junction 0.00 - 0.31 Rutherglen Central Junction
ARG2 Strathclyde Junction to Finnieston Junction 0.31 - 4.74 Rutherglen Central Junction
ARH Ardrossan Harbour Branch 30.44 - 31.51 Bridge Street Station
ARL Arthington Loop 0.00 - 0.22 Arthington North Junction
ARM Armadale Branch 0.00 - 0.66 Armadale Junction
ARN Ardrossan Harbour Junction to Ardrossan North Branch see separate portions
ARN1 Ardrossan Harbour Junction to BR/CPA boundary 0.00 - 0.27 Ardrossan Harbour Junction
ARN2 BR/CPA boundary to Ardrossan North 11.65 - 12.35 Kilbirnie Junction
ASB Ashwell Branch 0.00 - 2.19 Ashwell Branch Junction
ASC Shackerstone to Coalville Line 0.00 - 6.11 Coalville Junction
ASC Abergavenny South Curve Now ABS
ASE Nuneaton Ashby Junction to Shackerstone Line 8.19 - 17.61 Moira West Junction
ASH Stoke Golding to Hinckley ≈14.60 - 17.41 Moira West Junction Line never opened
ASK Askew Bridge Branch 147.02 - 147.28 Paddington via Didcot and Charlbury
ASN Aldwarke South Junction Link 164.43 - 164.48 St Pancras via Leicester and Toton
ASS Ashes Branch 0.00 - 0.10 Ashes Branch Junction Junction on WAY, originally went to 0.29
AST Astley Bridge Branch 11.41 - 12.49 Manchester Victoria
ATF Ash Junction to Farnham Junction via Tongham 35.50 - 39.22 Waterloo via Worplesdon and Guildford (reverse)
ATG Turnham Green to Gunnersbury Junction 9.52 - 9.76 Waterloo via Kensington Junction and Turnham Green
ATH Ashford D Junction to Hastings 56.20 - 82.34 Charing Cross via Chelsfield
ATL Atlantic Line/South London Line 3.47 - 7.35 London Bridge
ATW Aberthaw Branch 0.00 - 11.67 Llantrisant Station
ATZ Ashburnham Tinplate Works 0.00 - 0.24 Ashburnham Tinplate Works Junction
AUC Auchmuty Branch 3.59 - 4.16 Leslie Now AMY1
AUD Audley to Alsager (Halmerend Branch) 0.00 - 7.37 Keele Junction
AVB Almond Valley Junction to Crieff 0.00 - 16.13 Almond Valley Junction
AVD Avonmouth Dock Branch 8.31 - 9.05 Bristol Temple Meads
AVE Avenue Branch 0.00 - 3.55 Monkseaton Junction
AVN Aberavon Branch 0.00 - 0.47 Tanygroes South Junction
AWB Acton Wells Branch Now AWL
AWC Alloa West Yard to Coal Depot see separate portions
AWC1 Alloa West Yard Junction to mileage change 4.61 - 5.70 Stirling
AWC2 End of spur to mileage change to Coal Depot 4.74 - 6.10 Stirling
AWI Awsworth Iron Works Branch 127.73 - 128.13 St Pancras via Toton and junction with DIG (reverse)
AWL Acton Wells Branch 0.00 - 0.49 Poplar Junction Formerly AWB
AWM Alderbury Junction to West Moors 0.00 - 18.37 Alderbury Junction
AWP Anlaby Road Junction to West Parade Junction Curve 0.00 - 0.24 Anlaby Road Junction
AYB Aylesbury Branch (Princes Risborough to Aylesbury) Now PRA
AYH Ayr Harbour Branch see separate portions
AYH1 Newton Junction to Ayr Harbour Boundary 0.00 - 0.65 Newton Junction
AYH2 Falkland Junction to Ayr Harbour Junction via Falkland Yard 38.73 - 39.42 Bridge Street Station
AYL Abbeyhill to Craigentinny Line see separate portions
AYL1 Abbeyhill to mileage change 0.65 - 1.35 Edinburgh Waverley
AYL2 Mileage change to mileage change 0.40 - 0.77 Easter Road Junction
AYL3 Mileage change to Craigentinny 1.72 - 2.13 Edinburgh Waverley Piershill Junction to Craigentinny Junction paralleling ECM8
AYR Ayr Line see separate portions
AYR1 Bridge Street Junction to Paisley Gilmour Street 0.00 - 6.53 Bridge Street Junction
AYR2 Paisley Gilmour Street to Stoneybrae 6.73 - 7.00 Bridge Street Station
AYR3 Stoney Brae to Dalry Junction 7.00 - 22.53 Bridge Street Station
AYR4 Dalry Junction to Barassie Junction 22.53 - 33.08 Bridge Street Station
AYR5 Barassie Junction to Lochgreen Junction 0.00 - 2.15 Barrasie Junction
AYR6 Lochgreen Junction to Ayr 35.05 - 40.49 Bridge Street Station
AYS Ashburys Yard Sidings 1.32 - 2.50 Manchester Piccadilly
AYT Aberystwyth Branch 0.00 - 41.15 Pencader Junction