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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


E5001
Preserved Class 71 electric locomotive owned by National Railway Museum, York

EDL
electro-diesel or dual powered locomotive

EE
English Electric supplier of most SR and BR SR electric traction equipment

EE507
standard type of Southern electric traction motor made by English Electric

EE546
alternate type of traction motor used in 1960s

EH
electric (train) heating

electro-diesel
dual powered electric or diesel electric locomotive

Electrostar
catalogue name of emu produced by Alsthom

emu
electric multiple unit

English Electric
Supplier of most SR and BR SR electric traction equipment

Ep
electro-pneumatic braking system

EPB
electro pneumatic braking system

EPB
stock type Electro Pneumatic Brake

ER
Eastern Region (of British Railways)

FL
Fast Line (track designation of higher speed line on multiple track route)

G315BZ
traction motor type supplied by GEC

Gatwick Express
A train operating company

GE
General Electric company of US (not connected with GEC of UK)

GEC
General Electric Company of UK (not connected with GE of US)

GEx
Gatwick Express

GLV
single car parcels and luggage emu used on Gatwick Express

Golden Arrow
Pullman service between Victoria and Folkestone

Gri
Griddle catering stock (1930s express), all withdrawn

GWR
Great Westerrn Railway

HA
CMEE drawing code of E5000 electric locomotive later Class 71

HB
CMEE drawing code of E6100 electric locomotive later Class 74

Hex
Heathrow Express

Hp
horsepower unit (imperial) measure of power

HSBC Rail (UK)
A ROSCO

Hz
Hertz unit measure of frequency

IC
Inter City

JA
CMEE drawing code of E6000 electric locomotive later Class 73/0

JB
CMEE drawing code of E6000 electric locomotive later Class 73/1

Juniper
total train supply concept by Alstom

KA
CMEE drawing code of D6500 electric locomotive later Class 33/0

KB
CMEE drawing code of D6500 electric locomotive later Class 33/1

kW
kilowatt unit (metric) measure of power

L&SWR
London & South Western Railway

Lav
Lavatory fitted stock, all withdrawn

LB&SCR
London Brighton & South Coast Railway

LBSCR
London Brighton & South Coast Railway

LGW
London Gatwick airport code

LHR
London Heathrow airport code

live rail
electric traction power supply contact rail

Live Rail
magazine of SEG

LL
Local Line defunct LSWR term for SL

LMR
London Midland Region (of British Railways)

LMSR
London Midland & Scottish Railway

LNER
London & North Eastern Railway

LSWR
London & South Western Railway

LT
London Transport

LU
London Underground

Mk I
1950s BR standard passenger coach design with separate underframe and body

Mk II
1960s BR standard passenger coach design of integral structure

Mk III
1970s BR standard passenger coach design of integral structure and modular construction

ML
Main Line defunct WR term for FL

MLV
single car parcels and luggage emu (Kent Coast stock)

MR
Metropolitan Railway

MV
Metropolitan Vickers electric traction equipment supplier

MV339
MV supplied traction motor type

Network Rail
Organisation owning and operating the infrastructure used by TOCs

Networker
High technology electric multiple unit specified by NSE

Night Ferry
One time boat train conveying through coaches to Continent withdraw 1970s

Nol
No Lavatory stock, all withdrawn

NRM
National Railway Museum, York

NSE
Network SouthEast

ONIX
Adtranz traction drive package

Pan
Pantry car stock, all withdrawn

Pep
Prototype electro pneumatic stock

Porterbrook
A ROSCO

Pul
Pullman car stock, all withdrawn

Railtrack
Former name of the organisation owning and operating the infrastructure used by TOCs

Rep
Restaurant electro pneumatic stock, all withdrawn

Res
Restaurant stock, all withdrawn

RL
Relief Line defunct WR term for SL

ROSCO
rolling stock leasing company

Sandite
substance sprayed on running rails to improve adhesion during falling leaves season

Sap
Second class only Hap stock, all withdrawn

Sarah Siddons
name of 1920s ex-Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive

SE&CR
South Eastern & Chatham Railway

SECR
South Eastern & Chatham Railway

SED
South Eastern Division (of BR SR)

SEG
Southern Electric Group

Silverlink
A train operating company

SL
Slow Line (track designation of lower speed line on multiple track route)

SL
South London stock

South West Trains
TOC based on former BR SR SWD

SR
Southern Railway 1923 merger of LSWR SECR LBSCR

SR
Southern Region (of British Railways)

Sub
Suburban stock

SWD
South Western Division (of BR SR)

SWT
South West Trains

TC
Trailer carriages, all withdrawn

TCB
Trailer carriages with buffet, all withdrawn

Thameslink
A train operating company

third rail
electric traction power supply contact rail

TL
Through Line defunct LSWR term for FL

Tm
traction motor

TOC
train operating company

TOPS
Total Operations Processing System operations central computer system