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Abbreviations and Symbols

Route features

Symbols shown in blue closed prior to 1960 and may not be linked to another page.

Other Features

= Route diverges to left, up direction.

= Route diverges to right, up direction.

= Route diverges to right, down direction.

= Route diverges to left, down direction.



= Continuation of route at top or bottom of page.

= Route diverges to the right in up direction before bearing left, under or over originating route.

= Route diverges to the left in up direction before bearing right, under or over originating route.

= Route diverges to the left in down direction before bearing right, under or over originating route.

= Route diverges to the right in down direction before bearing left, under or over originating route.


? = Route diverges in unknown direction.

--- = Terminus or end of British Railways responsibility.


= Approximate location of water troughs.

DGL = Down Goods Loop

UGL = Up Goods Loop

DPL = Down Passenger Loop

UPL = Up Passenger Loop

CL = Crossing Loop

= Approximate position of motive power depot.