Engineer's Line References (ELRs)

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Codes beginning E

Last update 26 May 2021

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ELR Line name Mileages Datum Notes
EAR Earnock Branch 0.00 - 0.52 Earnock Sidings
EAT Eaton Branch 3.34 - 6.53 Scalford Junction
EAZ Eardisley Branch 0.00 - 6.75 Eardisley Branch Junction
EBB Exeter Basin Branch 0.00 - 0.34 Exeter Basin Junction
EBD Ellon to Boddam Branch 19.52 - 34.22 Aberdeen
EBL Elderslie Burrowing Line 0.00 - ≈0.58 Elderslie Junction ?? = Elderslie Junction to Cart Junction
EBO Essendine to Bourne Line 0.00 - 6.53 Essendine
EBR East Benhar Branch 0.00 - 2.09 Crofthead Junction
EBU Evercreech and Burnham Branch 0.00 - 24.04 Evercreech Junction
EBW Ebbw Vale Branch 14.20 - 21.06 Courtybella
ECA Edinburgh and Carstairs Line see separate portions
ECA1 Carstairs South Junction to East Junction 73.17 - 73.48 Carlisle
ECA2 Carstairs East Junction to Slateford Junction 74.10 - 99.01 Carlisle via Carstairs (reverse)
ECA3 Slateford Junction to Haymarket East Junction 99.01 - 100.41 Carlisle via Carstairs (reverse)
ECB Elsecar Colliery Branch ?? - ??
ECC Eccleston Branch 0.00 - 1.06 Eccleston Branch Junction Near Marshs Crossing on the Ravenhead Branch, St Helens
ECG Exeter Central Goods Branch 171.08 - 171.39 Waterloo Now in BAE2
ECH unknown see separate portions
ECH1 unknown 65.70 - 162.14 unknown Not in GEOGIS but present in a structure maintenance system
ECH2 unknown 145.67 - 149.15 unknown Not in GEOGIS but present in a structure maintenance system
ECK Eskett Branch 5.00 - 5.25 Mire House Junction via Cleator Moor
ECM East Coast Main Line see separate portions Note that there have been several deviations on this route for which separate ELRs were not issued
ECM1 Kings Cross to Shaftholme Junction 0.00 - 160.16 Kings Cross
ECM2 Shaftholme Junction to Temple Hirst Junction 160.16 - 169.16 Kings Cross
ECM3 Temple Hirst Junction to Colton Junction 169.16 - 182.79 Kings Cross
ECM4 Colton Junction to York Station 182.79 - 188.40 Kings Cross
ECM5 York Station to Newcastle West Junction 0.00 - 80.05 York Mileage jumps 68.27/68.34 at Newton Hall because of 1960s realignment to remove severe speed restriction. No new portion allocated.
ECM6 Newcastle West Junction to Newcastle Station 80.05 - 80.16 York
ECM7 Newcastle Station to Scottish border 0.00 - 69.67 Newcastle Berwick to Marshall Meadows remiled from NBR to NER series on rebuilding of Berwick station in 1927
ECM8 Edinburgh to Scottish border 0.28 - 54.50 Edinburgh Waverley
ECM9 Edinburgh Waverley Station Area 0.00 - 0.28 Edinburgh Waverley
ECMZ Newton Hall to Newcastle West Junction 68.20 - 80.05 York Not in GEOGIS but present in a structure maintenance system. See ECM5
ECM1 Misson Branch 147.74 - 155.55 Kings Cross See MSS
ECN East Coast (Northern) Line (Edinburgh to Aberdeen) see separate portions
ECN1 Edinburgh Waverley Station Area -0.01 - 0.14 Edinburgh Waverley
ECN2 Edinburgh to Camperdown Junction 0.14 - 59.78 Edinburgh Waverley
ECN3 Camperdown Junction to St Vigean's Junction 0.21 - 17.17 Dundee East Station
ECN4 St Vigean's Junction to Kinnaber Junction 17.55 - 33.26 Dundee Tay Bridge Station
ECN5 Kinnaber Junction to Aberdeen 203.11 - 241.08 Carlisle via Perth Forfar
ECR Eastleigh Chandler's Ford and Romsey Line 73.25 - 80.35 Waterloo via Eastleigh East Junction (reverse)
ECY Eddlewood Colliery Branch 0.00 - 0.40 Eddlewood Junction On Blantyre to Strathaven line between Meikle Earnock and Quarter
EDB Edzell Branch 1.78 - 6.35 Brechin
EDC Eaglescliffe Dowmac Concrete Branch 8.45 - 8.55 Darlington
EDE Eden Valley Branch 0.00 - 21.73 Kirkby Stephen
EDF Edzell Fork 0.07 - 1.00 ?? Den Crossing Datum = Brechin ??
EDK Earsdon Junction to Northumberland Dock Line 0.00 - 3.61 Earsdon Junction
EEA Elmers End and Addiscombe Branch 11.05 - 12.77 London Bridge
EEE Liverpool Curve (Earlestown South to West Junctions) 186.74 - 187.15 Euston
EFC East Fife Central Line (East Fife Central Junction to Lochty) 0.42 - 13.60 Leven
EFL East Fife Line (Leuchars Milton Junction to Leven East Fife Central Junction) 0.17 - 38.48 Leuchars
EFY Eastfield Yard ?? - ??
EGB Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate Line ?? - ?? = ABK?? or line to Wishaw ??
EGG Eggborough Power Station Branch see separate portions
EGG1 Eggborough Power Station Approach Tracks 0.00 - 1.05 Whitley Bridge Junction
EGG2 Eggborough Power Station MGR Loop 1.05 - 2.60 Whitley Bridge Junction
EGH East Grinstead High Level to St Margarets Junction Line 29.42 - 30.18 London Bridge
EGM Edinburgh and Glasgow Main Line see separate portions
EGM1 Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket West Junction 0.00 - 44.75 Glasgow Queen Street High Level
EGM2 Haymarket West Junction to Haymarket Station 44.75 - 46.00 Glasgow Queen Street High Level
EGM3 Edinburgh to Haymarket 0.15 - 1.23 Edinburgh Waverley
EGM4 Edinburgh Waverley Station Area 0.00 - 0.15 Edinburgh Waverley
EGN Elgin Branch 0.00 - 0.71 Elgin Junction Near Dunfermline, on WFB
EGP Cowdenbeath Junction to Bridge of Earn Line 0.00 - 44.18 Cowdenbeath Junction Includes BMB??
EGS Edinburgh and Glasgow (via Shotts) Line see separate portions
EGS1 Uddingston Junction to Mossend East Junction 0.00 - 3.63 Uddingston Junction
EGS2 Mossend East Junction to Midcalder Junction 0.40 - 23.12 Mossend North Junction
EHG Picton Road Junction to Gridiron Sidings (Waterloo Grid Feeding Line) 0.00 - 0.70 Picton Road Junction
EHL East Ham Loop 6.18 - 6.74 Fenchurch Street
EHP Eridge Redgate Mill Junction Heathfield and Polegate Line 19.53 - 38.76 Brighton via Polegate (reverse)
EHW Edge Hill Junction to Park Lane Goods (Wapping Branch) 0.13 - 3.03 Olive Mount Junction
EIW Eirw Branch/Aerw Branch 15.08 - 15.79 Cardiff Bute Road
EJC Elliot Junction to Carmyllie Branch 0.00 - 5.20 Elliot Junction
EJM Earsdon and Morpeth Line 7.08 - 20.46 Manors Junction via South Gosforth
EJN Edgeley Junction and Northenden Branch 0.00 - 3.65 Edgeley Junction No 2
EKB East Kilbride Branch 7.64 - 11.32 Busby Junction
EKE Busby Junction to East Kilbride Branch 0.00 - 7.64 Busby Junction
EKR East Kent Light Railway (Shepherdswell to Tilmanstone) 71.04 - 73.60 Victoria via Herne Hill
ELB Elgin Lossie Junction to Lossiemouth Branch 0.09 - 5.57 Elgin Junction
ELC Elgin to Cairnie Coast Line 48.29 - 84.63 Aberdeen
ELG Ellangowan Branch (Milngavie) ?? - ??
ELK Ellerbeck Branch 0.00 - 1.14 Adlington Junction
ELL Exeter Low Level Loop Now EXL
ELL East London Line (Whitechapel Sidings) 0.00 - 0.09 ??
ELL East London Line see separate portions
ELL1 Dalston Junction to New Cross Gate 0.11 - 6.08 Dalston Junction
ELL2 Canal Junction to New Cross 5.21 - 5.78 Dalston Junction
ELL3 Silwood Junction to Old Kent Road Junction (TfL portion) 4.66 - 5.51 Dalston Junction
ELL4 Silwood Junction to Old Kent Road Junction (Network Rail portion) 2.23 - 2.32 London Bridge
ELN Engine Shed Junction to Leeds North Junction Curve 195.20 - 195.53 St Pancras via Leicester, Toton, Barrow Hill and Cudworth
ELO Easter Road Junction to Lochend Junction Line 0.37 - 0.77 Piershill Junction
ELR East Lincolnshire Railway 122.02 - 154.76 Kings Cross
ELT Elsenham to Thaxted Line 0.00 - 5.41 Elsenham
ELW Ellesmere to Wrexham Line 0.00 - 12.46 Wrexham and Ellesmere (or Cambrian) Junction
ELY Ely Valley Branch 0.00 - 9.58 Ely Valley Junction
EMB Eyemouth Branch 0.00 - 2.72 Burnmouth
EMH Edgware to Mill Hill East Branch 7.32 - 11.28 Kings Cross
EMP Ely March and Peterborough Line 71.63 - 100.60 Liverpool Street via Clapton and Ely
EMS Eastleigh Maintenance Sidings Now EYD5 and EYD6
EMT Exmouth Branch 0.00 - 9.34 Exmouth Junction
ENB Enderby Branch 0.00 - 2.33 Narborough
END Fawkham Junction to Gravesend West Line 22.51 - 27.30 Victoria via Herne Hill
ENT Enfield Town Branch 9.20 - 10.55 Liverpool Street
ENZ Energlyn Loop 9.31 - 9.79 Cardiff East Dock
EPB Easton Pit Branch 0.00 - 0.47 Bathgate Lower station
EPM East Parkhead Branch (LMS) 0.00 - 0.29 East Parkhead Branch Junction Caledonian Railway between Fallside and Motherwell
EPN East Parkhead Branch (LNE) 0.00 - 0.46 Bellshill South Box North British Railway Hamilton Branch
EPP Epping Branch 4.52 - 22.44 Liverpool Street
EPS Earles Private Sidings 0.00 - 1.52 junction with MAS
ERB Esso Refinery Branch 0.00 - 3.15 Herbrandston Junction
ERY Exeter Riverside Yard 192.58 - 193.43 Paddington via Box
ESB East Somerset Branch 0.00 - 14.02 Witham East Somerset Junction
ESJ Ebbsfleet to Springhead Junction 22.21 - 22.42 (NR portion)/ 35.016 - 37.477km (full route) Charing Cross via Springhead (reverse)/ St Pancras Now included within TRL5
ESK East Suffolk Line 69.41 - 116.27 Liverpool Street
ESN Eston Branch 2.57 - 3.24 Cargo Fleet Junction
ESS Emergency Spur, Selhurst 9.69 - 9.73 London Victoria
EST Essendine to Stamford Branch 0.00 - 3.73 Essendine
ETC Edinburgh to Carlisle Line 6.04 - 96.78 Edinburgh Waverley via Portobello Junction from 6.23?
ETF Eastleigh To Fareham Line 73.42 - 84.10 Waterloo via Eastleigh
ETK Etruria To Kidsgrove Line (Potteries Loop) ?? - ?? = LEK??
ETN Ely to Norwich Line 71.67 - 123.00 Liverpool Street via Cambridge
ETP East Tilbury and Pitsea Line 22.30 - 32.43 Fenchurch Street Now part of TLL
ETW Eccles, Tyldesley and Wigan Line 0.00 - 12.09 Eccles Junction
ETY Eling Tramway 82.52 - 83.16 Waterloo via Eastleigh and Totton (reverse)
EUB East Usk Branch (Newport) 0.00 - 4.06 East Usk Junction
EUJ East Usk Junction ≈0.00 - 0.04/ 156.70 - 157.43 East Usk Junction/Paddington via Stroud
EVA Ehen Valley Line 0.00 - 0.23 Gillfoot Branch Junction
EVB Exe Valley Branch 8.41 - 19.27 Morebath Junction
EVL Eastern Valleys Line Now EVY
EVL Elham Valley Line 0.00 - 16.17 Harbledown Junction
EVP Esk Valley Junction to Polton Junction Branch 8.63 - 10.71 Edinburgh Waverley via Portobello Junction
EVY Eastern Valleys Line 0.00 - 15.11 Newport George Street Junction Formerly EVL
EWB British Extracting Works Branch ?? - ?? Hull area
EWC Ely West Curve 71.63 - 72.63/ 0.00 - 1.00 Liverpool Street via Clapton and Ely North Junction (reverse)/ Ely North Junction
EWD Eastwood Branch 128.42 - 128.73 St Pancras
EWG Edge Hill Junction to Waterloo Goods 0.00 - 3.07 Edge Hill Junction
EWZ East Wheal Rose and Treamble Branch 0.00 - 0.52 Junction with TNQ Listed to 2.44
EXD Exmouth Docks Branch 9.14 - 9.58 Exmouth Junction
EXL Exeter Low Level Loop 0.00 - 0.20 Exeter Basin Loop Junction Formerly ELL
EXR Exeter Railway 0.00 - 8.07 Exeter Railway Junction
EYD Eastleigh Marshalling Yard 72.55 - 74.00 Waterloo Summary ELR
EYD Eastleigh Yards see separate portions
EYD1 Pad, CMD and Military Sidings 72.50 - 73.13 Waterloo
EYD2 East Marshalling Yard 72.46 - 73.06 Waterloo
EYD3 Fields Sidings and Loco Standing 73.06 - 74.22 Waterloo
EYD4 Station Carriage Sidings Number 1 to 14 73.30 - 73.77 Waterloo
EYD5 Works Outside Roads, Wagon and Test Shop 73.58 - 74.11 Waterloo Formerly EMS
EYD6 Works Shed Roads and Extension Roads 1 to 15 73.48 - 74.16 Waterloo Formerly EMS
EYD7 Diesel Depot and Sheds 73.66 - 74.29 Waterloo
EYD8 Yard Airport Stabling Sidings 73.72 - 74.18 Waterloo
EYD9 Carriage Servicing Sheds 73.74 - 74.17 Waterloo