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Southern Electric Glossary - Trains and trailers info
Category: Travel and Transportation > Trains and trailers
Date & country: 28/02/2011, UK
Words: 209


A
Ampere, unit measure of electrical current

A60
LU train type used on East London line in the Southern Electric area

AC
alternating current

Adtranz
Train manufacturer

Alstom
Train manufacturer

Angel
A ROSCO

AWS
Automatic Warning System advising driver of status of certain signal types

Bel
stock type Brighton Belle

Bep
stock type Buffet electro-pneumatic (Kent Coast stock) BR Mk I body style with buffet

Big
stock type Buffet Brighton (1960s) BR Mk I body style with buffet

Bil
stock type bi-lavatory (1930s semi fast), all withdrawn

BoBo
electric or diesel locomotive with two powered two axle bogies

BR
British Rail brand name for British Railways British Railways nationalised railway from SR LMSR GWR LNER, predecessor to the current National Railways system

BR SR
British Railways Southern Region 1948 successor to Southern Railway

Brighton Belle
all Pullman express train that used to run between Brighton and London

Brush
electric traction equipment supplier

BTC
British Transport Commission 1950s body that used to oversee BR

BTH
British Thomson Houston former electric traction equipment supplier

Buf
stock type Buffet (1930s express), all withdrawn

C69
LU train type used on District Line in Southern Electric area

Cap
Coastway Hap stock, all withdrawn

CCE
Chief Civil Engineer

CD
Central Division (of BR SR), now part of Southern Zone of Network Rail

Cep
Corridor electro-pneumatic (Kent Coast stock) BR Mk I body style

Cig
stock type Corridor Brighton (1960s) BR Mk I body style

Cit
stock type City (1930s express)

Class 159
TOPS code 1990s built three car semi-fast diesel unit used on Waterloo Exeter in service 1999

Class 201
TOPS code 1950s built 6S six car demu short underframe narrow body for Hastings line, all withdrawn

Class 202
TOPS code 1950s built 6L six car demu long underframe narrow body for Hastings line, all withdrawn

Class 205
TOPS code 1950s built 3H three car demu in service 1999

Class 207
TOPS code 1960s built 2D/3D two/three car demu in service 1999

Class 313
TOPS code 1970s three car high density unit on West London line in Southern Electric area

Class 319
TOPS code 1990s built Mk III based four car outer suburban dual voltage Thameslink unit

Class 325
TOPS code 1990s built four car Royal Mail dual voltage postal unit

Class 33
TOPS code 1960s built BoBo BR SR specified diesel electric locomotive

Class 332
TOPS code 1990s built four car express unit used on Heathrow Express

Class 365
TOPS code 1990s built outer suburban dual voltage Networker unit

Class 37
TOPS code 1960s built CoCo BR diesel electric freight and infrastructure locomotive

Class 373
TOPS code 1990s built Eurostar set for Channel Tunnel passenger services

Class 375
TOPS code CSE specified 1990s built four car main line unit

Class 401
TOPS code 2Bil

Class 404
TOPS code 4Cor

Class 405
TOPS code 4Sub

Class 410
TOPS code 4Bep unrefurbished

Class 411
TOPS code 4Cep unrefurbished and refurbished; 3Cep

Class 412
TOPS code 4Bep refurbished

Class 413
TOPS code 4Cap

Class 414
TOPS code 4Hap

Class 415
TOPS code 4EPB

Class 416
TOPS code 2EPB

Class 418
TOPS code 2Sap

Class 419
TOPS code MLV

Class 420
TOPS code 4Big original configurations

Class 421
TOPS code 4Cig; 3Com

Class 422
TOPS code 4Big reformed configurations

Class 423
TOPS code 4Vep and 4Vop

Class 424
TOPS code projected Networker Classic rebuilding programme which has not actually taken place

Class 430
TOPS code 4Rep before rebuild

Class 431
TOPS code 4Rep after rebuild without buffet car

Class 438
TOPS code 4TC

Class 442
TOPS code 5Wes

Class 455
TOPS code BR SR specified 1980s built Mk III based four car high density suburban unit

Class 456
TOPS code BR SR specified 1980s built Mk III based two car high density suburban unit

Class 458
TOPS code SWT specified outer suburban four car unit due to start in service in 2000

Class 460
TOPS code GEx Juniper series EMU

Class 465
TOPS code NSE specified 1990s built four car Networker suburban unit

Class 466
TOPS code NSE specified 1990s built two car Networker suburban unit

Class 47
TOPS code 1960s built CoCo BR diesel electric general purpose locomotive

Class 488
TOPS code BR Mk II 1970s built express trailer 1980s Gatwick Express stock

Class 489
TOPS code GLV converted from Hap stock for 1980s Gatwick Express

Class 50
TOPS code 1960s built CoCo diesel electric locomotive used on Waterloo-Exeter service, all withdrawn

Class 508
TOPS code BR specified 1970s four car high density suburban unit, subsequently reduced to three car

Class 66
TOPS code EWS specified 1990s built CoCo freight diesel locomotive in service 1999

Class 70
TOPS code SR built 1940s electric locomotive, all withdrawn

Class 71
TOPS code BR SR specified 1950s Kent Coast electric locomotive, all withdrawn

Class 73
TOPS code BR SR specified 1960s electro-diesel locomotive

Class 74
TOPS code 1960s rebuild of Class 71 into electro-diesel locomotive all withdrawn

Class 92
TOPS code EWS operated 1990s built dual voltage CoCo electric locomotive for Channel Tunnel freight

Class 930
TOPS code departmental unit

Class 931
TOPS code departmental unit in service 1999

Class 932
TOPS code departmental unit

CMEE
Chief Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

CoCo
electric or diesel locomotive with two powered three axle bogies

COM
4EPB unit with all compartment vehicles, all withdrawn

Connex South Central
TOC based on the former BR SR CD

Connex South East
TOC based on the former BR SR SED

Cop
Coastway open plan Cig conversion

Cor
Corridor (1930s express), all withdrawn

CP
Crompton Parkinson electric traction equipment supplier

CSC
Connex South Central

CSE
Connex South East

D78
LU train type used in Southern Electric area on District line

DC
direct current

DD
Double Decker stock

de-icing
departmental unit used for removing ice and snow from third rail during adverse weather conditions

DEMU
diesel electric multiple unit

Dig
Dedicated Brighton temporary formation, classification has not ceased to exist

District Railway
predecessor of LU District Line

DL
diesel locomotive

Down
running line direction in general running away from London