Engineer's Line References (ELRs)

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Codes beginning P

Last update 26 May 2021

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ELR Line name Mileages Datum Notes
PAA Pirbright and Alton Line see separate portions
PAA1 Pirbright Junction to Farnham Junction 29.31 - 36.75 Waterloo via Brookwood
PAA2 Farnham Junction to Alton 39.22 - 49.24 Waterloo via Worplesdon, Guildford (reverse) and Tongham
PAB Prestwick and Annbank Branch 36.75 - 40.08 Bridge Street Station Possibly 0.00 - 3.13 from Monkton Junction
PAC Patchway Curve 0.00 - 0.42 Patchway Junction No 1
PAD Parkhead Branch 0.00 - 0.71 Haghill Junction
PAG Panteg Goods Lines Now PGL
PAG Park Gate Branch 0.00 - 0.40 Park Gate Junction, Rotherham Road Great Central Railway branch to Park Gate Steel Works
PAH Par Harbour Branch 282.45 - 282.50 Paddington via Box, Plymouth Millbay (reverse) and St Blazey Junction (reverse)
PAL Palacecraig Branch 0.00 - 0.71 Whifflet Central Junction North British Railway route
PAM Palmerston Branch 141.69 - 142.24 Kings Cross
PAN Fawcett Street Junction to Hendon Junction Fawcett Street Junction Listed as 0.00 - 1.10
PAP Partick Loop ?? - ?? 0.20 long, Partick East Junction to Partick North Junction, Caledonian Railway route
PAR Par Loop 281.69 - 282.16 Paddington via Box and Plymouth Millbay (reverse)
PAS Portsmouth and Southsea Branch 44.17 - 44.47 Brighton
PAT Purley and Caterham Line 14.77 - 19.70 Charing Cross
PAY Parkgate Colliery Branch 0.00 - 0.05 Greasborough Junction
PBA Peebles Branch (LNER route) 8.25 - 44.48 Edinburgh Waverley
PBB Peebles Branch (LMSR route) 0.00 - 19.51 Symington
PBC Pinxton to Bentinck Colliery Branch 135.52 - 137.20 St Pancras via Toton
PBE Putney Bridge to East Putney Junction 7.15 - 7.71 Mansion House London Underground 49.53 - 50.72km
PBH Paisley Lacy Street to Blackbyres Line 0.00 - 2.57 Blackbyres Junction Paisley East Branch
PBJ Proof House Junction and Bushbury Junction Line 0.00 - 15.32 Curzon Street Junction
PBL Perry Barr Loop (Perry Barr North to West Junctions Curve) 0.00 - 0.29 Perry Barr North Junction
PBN Preston and Blackpool North Branch 0.30 - 17.58 Preston
PBO Portobello Junction (for Leith South) to Portobello Coal Depot 3.05 - 3.51 Edinburgh Waverley
PBS Pye Bridge to Shirebrook Line see separate portions
PBS1 Pye Bridge to mileage change 133.67 - 138.79 St Pancras via Leicester and Toton
PBS2 Mileage change to Mansfield 136.55 - 140.40 St Pancras via Corby and Newstead
PBS3 Mansfield to LM/ER boundary 140.40 - 143.40 St Pancras via Corby and Newstead
PBW Portobello Bottle Works Siding 0.00 - 0.17 Portobello West Box
PBY Portbury Dock Branch 126.32 - c127.48 London Paddington
PBZ Pyle Branch Now PIZ
PBZ Pencoed Branch 4.56 - 6.59 Llanharan Junction Originally 0.00 - 2.03 ex Ynysawdre Junction
PCB Port Carlisle Branches see separate portions
PCB1 LNER Branch 8.57 - 11.31 Carlisle Canal Junction
PCB2 LMSR Branch 0.00 - 0.40 Port Carlisle Branch Junction
PCG Preston Connecting Line 14.78 - 15.26 Southport
PCH Pettycur Harbour Branch 0.00 - 0.30 branch junction
PCL Parkhouse to Castlehill Line 0.00 - 0.21 Castlehill Junction
PCM Prestatyn and Cwm Branch 0.00 - 2.74 Prestatyn Junction
PCN Perceton Branch 0.00 - 0.61 Perceton Branch Junction
PCY Pinxton Colliery Branch 142.47 - 143.03 Kings Cross
PDA Pool Dam Branch 0.00 - 1.29 Pool Dam Junction
PDB Penarth Dock Branch Now PDK
PDB Preston Deepdale Branch 0.03 - 7.45 Preston
PDC Plas Madoc Branch 0.00 - 1.06 Plas Madoc Junction
PDI Port Dinorwic Branch 0.00 - 0.60 Branch Junction
PDK Penarth Dock Branch 2.25 - 3.28 Penarth Junction Formerly PDB
PDL Pelaw Down Link Line 97.64 - 98.15 Leeds Wortley Junction via Harrogate Starbeck and Northallerton Low Level
PDM Port Dundas Branch (LMS) 103.45 - 104.20 Carlisle Continuation of DSW
PDN Port Dundas Branch (LNE) 0.00 - 0.72 Cowlairs Station
PDQ Padstow Quay Branch 259.29 - 259.56 + quay Waterloo
PDZ Pontrhydyfen Branch/No 8 Railway 0.00 - 2.01 South Wales Mineral Junction
PEB Port Edgar Branch 4.05 - 6.53/ 11.59 - 14.27 Ratho Junction/Edinburgh Waverley
PED Penistone and Doncaster Line see separate portions
PED1 Huddersfield Junction (Penistone) to Barnsley Junction 28.37 - 29.13 Manchester London Road
PED2 West Silkstone Junction to Quarry Junction 0.00 - 7.50 Barnsley Junction (Penistone) via Barnsley Mileage jumps 4.71/4.68: new alignment from 1 May 1967 on construction of M1 motorway (no separate ELR issued)
PED3 Quarry Junction to Wath 7.50 - 13.33 Barnsley Junction (Penistone) via Barnsley
PED4 Wath 13m 33ch to Mexborough East Junction 13.33 - 15.64 Barnsley Junction (Penistone) via Barnsley and Wath Part now SJM2
PED5 Mexborough East Junction to Doncaster 15.64 - 22.56 Barnsley Junction (Penistone) via Barnsley and Wath
PEF Pontefract to Ferrybridge Curve 2.38 - 3.06 Burton Salmon
PEH Penistone and Huddersfield Line 0.40 - 13.42 Huddersfield
PEJ Pontypool Road East Junction to Coedygric Junction 32.57 - 33.21 Rotherwas Junction
PEL Penrith Loop LNER 0.00 - 1.04 Eamont Junction
PEM Pembroke and Tenby Branch 258.68 - 286.26 Paddington via Stroud
PEN Penar Branch 4.67 - 10.22 Halls Road Junction
PES Ponders End Sidings 9.64 - 10.09 Liverpool Street
PET Benhar Junction to Polkemmet Colliery BR/NCB Boundary 11.03 - 12.62 Glasgow High Street
PEW Penshaw Branch 0.00 - 5.71 Penshaw Junction
PEZ Penrhos Loop 11.66 - 12.36 Cadoxton Junction
PFK Pilton Fork 0.00 - 0.40 Pilton West Junction
PGB Partick Goods Branch 0.00 - 0.19 Branch Junction Assuming Cal line
PGL Panteg Goods Lines 32.47 - 33.64 Rotherwas Junction Formerly PAG
PGN Partick Goods Branch LNER 0.00 - 0.29 Partick Junction
PGQ Parkeston Goods Junction to Parkeston Quay Line 68.02 - 68.46 Liverpool Street
PGS Palace Gates to Seven Sisters Line 5.40 - 8.11 Liverpool Street
PGW Provan Gas Works Branch ?? - ??
PGZ Paddington Goods Lines 0.21 - 1.21 Paddington
PHA Perth Harbour Branch 150.31 - 150.71 Carlisle via Ravenscraig No 1
PHB Penarth Harbour Branch 0.70 - 2.34 Cardiff Central
PHC Priory Yard Hull Central Goods 0.00 - 1.28 Hessle East Junction
PHL Crystal Palace High Level Branch 6.02 - 9.66 Victoria
PHR Portsoy Harbour Branch 0.00 - 0.35 Portsoy South Box
PHS Peterborough Holding Sidings 76.57 - 77.77 Kings Cross
PHY Parsley Hay to Ashbourne Line 0.00 - 13.54 Parsley Hay Junction
PIC Pickburn Branch 0.00 - 0.60 Pickburn Junction
PIE Piel Branch 0.00 - 2.73 Salthouse Junction
PIG Pinxton Branch 134.62 - 142.45 Kings Cross
PIL Pilsley Branches see separate portions
PIL1 Pilsley Old Branch 1.66 - 3.07 Pilsley Branch Junction
PIL2 Pilsley Branch 0.00 - 2.31 Pilsley Branch Junction
PIL3 Pilsley Colliery Branch 0.00 - 0.35 Pilsley Station, Great Central
PIS Pickering to Seamer Line 0.00 - 16.02 Mill Lane Junction
PIZ Pyle Branch 0.00 - 1.01 Waterhall Junction Formerly PBZ
PJE Plough Junction to East Junction/Port Talbot Junction to Plough Junction see separate portions
PJE1 Aberavon end 13.50 - 13.67 R&SB Junction
PJE2 Port Talbot end 202.61 - 202.67 Paddington via Stroud
PJL Parkside Junction to Lowton Junction Curve (Parkside West Curve) 0.00 - 0.36 Parkside Junction
PJM Clifton Branch (Patricroft Junction to Molyneux Junction) 0.00 - 3.40 Patricroft Junction
PJP Penwortham Junction to Preston (West Lancs) Line 14.27 - 15.12 Southport
PJW Portobello Junction to Wolverhampton Loop (Portobello Loop) 0.00 - 1.59 Portobello Junction
PJZ Penywern Junction to Ivor Junction (Dowlais) 0.00 - 0.21 Penywern Junction
PKB Poplar Dock B ?? - ?? Which dock is 'B'??
PKP Portskewett Pier Branch ?? - ?? Duplicates PSZ?
PLA Platt Bridge Line 0.00 - 1.10 Bamfurlong Junction
PLB Plank Lane Branch (West Leigh Junction to Bickershaw Colliery) 0.00 - 3.46 Bickershaw West Junction
PLC Paisley Canal Line 7.03 - 8.56 Port Eglington Junction Paisley Canal - Elderslie
PLF Plains (Ford) Branch 0.00 - 0.39 Plains Junction Serves Barblues Colliery and Ford Colliery
PLG Park Lane Junction to Greensfield Junction Chord (Newcastle) see separate portions
PLG1 Park Lane Junction to High Street Junction 100.68 - 101.15 Leeds Wortley Junction via Harrogate Starbeck, Northallerton Low Level and Sunderland
PLG2 High Street Junction to Greensfield Junction 0.00 - 0.21 High Street Junction
PLK Pickets Lock Sidings 0.00 - 0.24 Pickett's Lock Box Between Angel Road and Ponders End
PLL Pemberton Loop 16.04 - 19.09 Manchester Victoria via Walkden
PLM Plymouth Millbay Docks Branch 246.31 - 247.18 Paddington via Box
PLN Plean Branch 0.00 - 1.60 Plean Branch Junction
PLO Plymouth Loop No. 1 0.00 - 0.34 Lipson Junction
PLP Pontefract Loop 0.00 - 0.66 Pontefract Baghill
PLS Plymstock Branch 0.00 - 1.14 Turnchapel Branch Junction 0.00 - 1.05 now part of TUR
PLS Plas Madoc Branch ?? - ?? Duplicates PDC?
PLY Pleasley Colliery Branch 144.13 - 144.51 Kings Cross
PLZ Plymouth Loop No. 2 244.46 - 244.75 Paddington via Box
PMC Peat Moss Company's Siding 0.00 - 0.20 Peat Moss Siding
PME Polmaise Branch 0.00 - 1.70 Polmaise Box Between Bannockburn and Stirling
PMJ Peterborough to Manton Junction Line 0.00 - 22.59 Manton Junction
PMN Pontypool Road Middle Junction to North Junction 0.02 - 0.20 Taff Vale Extension Junction
PMT Polmont Junction to Larbert Junction Line 21.20 - 26.35 Edinburgh Dalry Road
PMY Peterborough to Yarmouth Line see separate portions
PMY1 Peterborough to South Lynn 0.00 - 35.69 Wisbech Junction
PMY2 South Lynn to Yarmouth 0.00 - 73.01 South Lynn Junction
PMZ Pontsmill Branch 283.13 - 283.61 Paddington via Box and Plymouth Millbay (reverse)
PNB Pocket Nook Branch 0.00 - 0.60 Peasley Junction
PNC Penclawdd Branch 0.00 - 5.00 Penclawdd Branch Junction
PNK Cowlairs Pinkston Junction to Port Dundas East Branch 0.00 - 1.07 Pinkston Junction
PNL Pennington New Line 0.00 - 0.74 Pennington East Junction
PNS Cowlairs South Junction to Sighthill West Junction (Cowlairs Chord) 0.00 - 0.30 Cowlairs South Junction Formerly CTY
PNT North Bank Junction to Talbot Wharf Line 0.00 - 0.55 North Bank Junction
PNZ (Pilning and) New Passage Pier Line ≈10.60 - 11.64 Bristol Temple Meads
POB Pontop and South Shields Branch 0.00 - 19.20 Garden Lane Junction
POC Port Clarence Branch see separate portions
POC1 Billingham Junction to Phillips Petroleum Depot Junction 0.00 - 3.25 Billingham Junction
POC2 Phillips Petroleum Depot Junction to Port Clarence Branch 3.25 - 5.21 Billingham Junction
POD Portishead Branch 120.26 - 130.29 Paddington via Box
POF Polkemmet Fork 0.00 - 0.39 Polkemmet Junction Polkemmet Junction to Bathgate West Junction
POH Porthywaen Branch 0.00 - 0.78 Porthywaen Branch Junction
POL Pontsticill Loop 17.36 - 18.75 Brecon
PON Pontcysyllte Branch 3.19 - 7.03 Rhos Junction
POP Pontypridd Loop 0.00 - 0.17 Pontypridd Northern Junction
POR Porthcawl Branch 0.00 - 9.61 Tondu North Junction
POU Poulton Connecting Line 0.00 - 0.37 Poulton No 5 Box
POW Portishead West Loop 0.00 - 0.30 West Loop Junction
POY Ponkey Branch (includes Bryn-yr-Owen/Legacy Branch) 0.00 - 2.75 Gardden Lodge Junction
POZ Portreath Branch 311.33 - 314.35 Paddington via Box, Plymouth Millbay (reverse) and Portreath Junction (reverse)
PPA Philips Park (Miles Platting) and Ashburys Branch see separate portions
PPA1 Phillips Park No 1 Junction to Ardwick Junction (Ardwick Branch) 1.58 - 3.53 Manchester Victoria
PPA2 Ashburys West Junction to Old Midland Junction (Ancoats Branch) 0.00 - 0.57 Ashburys West Junction
PPA3 Ashburys West Junction divergence point to Ashburys West Junction with HAJ 1.30 - 1.37 Manchester London Road
PPA4 Ancoats Junction to Ancoats Goods 0.13 - 1.09 Ashburys West Junction
PPB Pearsons Pottery Branch 0.00 - 0.06 Pearsons Siding Junction Derbyshire
PPE Port Penrhyn Branch 0.00 - 1.20 Penrhyn Sidings Box
PPH Preston Park and Hove Branch 49.43 - 50.48 London Bridge via Redhill
PPK Portpatrick Branch 53.39 - 60.78 Castle Douglas No 2 SB
PPP Philips Park Junction and Baguley Fold Junction Curve see separate portions
PPP1 Park Station Junction to Baguley Fold Junction 2.13 - 2.39 Manchester Victoria
PPP2 Park Station Junction to Philips Park South Junction 0.00 - 0.19 Park Station Junction
PPR Park Prewett Railway 48.47 - 50.13 Waterloo
PPW Point Pleasant Junction and Wimbledon Line 5.09 - 8.47 Waterloo via East Putney London Underground 50.72 - 55.15km
PRA Aylesbury Branch (Princes Risborough to Aylesbury) 42.31 - 49.35 Paddington via Wooburn Green Formerly AYB
PRB Parkend Royal Branch 12.71 - 13.33 + colliery Berkeley Road Junction via Parkend Royal Branch Junction (reverse)
PRC Watlington Branch (Princes Risborough and Chinnor Branch) 0.00 - 8.66 Princes Risborough Formerly WAT
PRD Princes Dock Branch 0.08 - 1.25 Ibrox Junction
PRE Presteign Branch 0.00 - 5.53 Presteign Branch Junction
PRF Park Royal Freight Depot 0.00 - 0.41 Park Royal Branch Junction
PRG Park Royal Goods Branch Now PRL
PRG Padiham to Rose Grove Branch 0.00 - 1.76 Rose Grove West Junction
PRI Priestcroft Branch 29.38 - 30.60 Darlington via Middlesbrough
PRL Park Royal Goods Branch 4.08 - 4.68/ 0.00 - 0.60 Paddington/Park Royal Branch Junction Formerly PRG
PRN Princes End Branch 0.00 - 2.55 Princes End Junction
PRO Provan Branch 0.00 - 0.71 Garngad Or 2.51 - 3.42 from Queen Street
PRS Penrhos Branch 5.55 - 15.40 Cadoxton Junction
PRT Thame Branch (ex LM Region) See also THA (classification changed from January 1988)
PRY Park Royal Yard 0.00 - 0.37 Park Royal Branch Junction
PRZ Princetown Branch 0.00 - 10.43 Princetown Branch Junction
PSB Park Street to Napsbury Branch 0.00 - 1.21 Park Street Branch Junction Never fully laid
PSC Polegate Junction to Stone Cross Junction Line 19.68 - 21.45 Brighton
PSE Pye to Shireoaks East Junction Line 143.40 - 154.30 St Pancras via Corby and Newstead
PSF Perry Street Fork Junction to Slade Green Junction Line 15.07 - 15.31 Charing Cross via Bexleyheath
PSG Peasmarsh Juction to Shalford Curve 41.26 - 41.54 Charing Cross via Redhill Never laid
PSJ Pontypool Road South Junction to Coedygric Junction 32.79 - 33.14 Rotherwas Junction
PSL Pelham Street Loop 0.00 - 0.05 Durham Ox Junction
PSM Pulborough Selham and Midhurst Line 50.68 - 61.33 London Bridge via Redhill
PSP Parkgate Tram Transfer Line 0.00 - ≈0.18 Parkgate Junction
PSR Garth Wood ?? - ?? Listed as 0.00 - 8.00
PSR Preston Strand Road Branch see separate portions
PSR1 Preston South Junction to Strand Road Branch divergence 21.39 - 21.47 Newton-le-Willows Junction
PSR2 Preston Strand Road Branch 0.00 - 2.10 Strand Road Branch Junction
PSS1 Pen-Y-Ffordd Connecting Line to Chester to Mold Branch Now MDH1
PST Edinburgh Branch 99.26 - 100.00 Carlisle Assuming Gorgie to Princes Street, Caledonian Railway
PSZ Portskewett Branch 0.00 - 0.47 Portskewett Junction
PTA Penallta Branch (Ystrad Mynach) 13.41 - 15.01 Cardiff East Dock
PTB Prestonpans to Tranent Branch 0.00 - 1.21 Prestonpans
PTD Port Talbot Docks Branch 0.00 - 2.01/2.12 Zero point with Port Talbot Docks Extension Line 1949 line diversion added 0.11
PTH Penarth Branch (including Cadoxton Goods Branch) 0.00 - 5.66 Cogan Junction
PTK Plotcock Branch ?? - ??
PTL Pistill Branch 13.66 - 14.02 Llandilo Junction
PTM Petersfield to Midhurst Line 0.00 - 9.21 Petersfield Junction
PTN Peterston Branch 4.56 - 6.55 Cadoxton Junction
PTP Port Talbot to Pontyrhyll 0.00 - 14.01 Port Talbot Central
PTZ Port Wallaroo Dock Line 0.00 - 0.49 Briton Ferry Docks Branch Junction
PUL Pelaw Up Link Line 97.64 - 98.02 Leeds Wortley Junction via Harrogate Starbeck and Northallerton Low Level
PVS Park Viaduct South (Nuneaton Station) 9.59 - 10.61 Whitacre Junction Formerly NSA. Part on former NMA
PWB Paisley West and Barrhead Line 7.69 - 11.54 Port Eglinton Junction
PWE Pontardawe Branch 0.00 - 3.24 Felin Fran East Junction Line onwards to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen not built
PWG Plaistow and West Ham Goods Line 0.00 - 0.23 Branch junction
PWH Paddock Wood and Hawkhurst Line 34.75 - 46.23 Charing Cross via Chelsfield
PWJ Pontypool Road West Junction to South Junction 0.00 - 0.29 Pontypool Road West Junction
PWN Penllwyn Branch 0.00 - 1.47 Penllwyn Branch Junction
PWS Paddock Wood and Strood Line see separate portions
PWS1 Paddock Wood to Maidstone West 34.65 - 44.60 Charing Cross via Chelsfield
PWS2 Strood to Maidstone West 31.16 - 42.36 Charing Cross via Dartford Loop
PWW Portobello to Wanton Walls Junction (Lothian) Line 0.00 - 1.62 South Leith Junction, Portobello
PYB Park Yard and Blast Lane Depot 0.13 - 0.26 Sheffield No 5 Box, Great Central Railway
PYD North Union Joint to Preston Coal Yard Line 0.00 - 0.26 Preston South Junction = Christian Road Goods
PYE Pyewipe Branch (Immingham) see separate portions
PYE1 Immingham East Dock Junction to mileage change 106.33 - 106.50 Manchester London Road via Woodhead
PYE2 Mileage change to Grimsby Docks ABP boundary 0.00 - 4.33 Immingham East Junction with PYE1
PYE3 Grimsby Docks within ABP boundary 4.33 - 4.79 Immingham East Junction with PYE1
PYF Russell's Test Branch 0.00 - 0.25 n/a
PYH Priory Yard Branch Junction to Hessle Road North Junction 0.00 - 0.54 Hessle Road North Junction??
PYW Pyle West Loop 0.00 - 0.71 Pyle West Loop Junction
PYZ Pwllyrhebog Branch (including Clydach Vale Branch) 18.11 - 20.17 Cardiff Bute Road