MainLine Steam Tours Abbreviations Page
updated Mon 12-Mar-12

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THE MAINLINE STEAM TOURS
ABBREVIATIONS


Abbreviation     Explanation
E Steam Engine
D Diesel or Electric engine
C Support Coach (Private Owner Brake)
POB Private Owner Brake (Support coach)
ECS Empty coaching stock
AER Assisting engine at rear
U
D
Up direction (usually towards London)
Down direction (usually away from London)
UM
DM
UR
DR
UF
DF
US
DS
UL
DL
UDL
UGL
DGL
UDGL
Up main line
Down main line
Up relief line
Down relief line
Up Fast line
Down fast line
Up slow line
Down slow line
Up loop line
Down loop line
Up and down loop line
Up goods line
Down goods line
Up and down goods line (bidirectional)
Jc Junction
pX Platform no X
rev Train reverses direction
TMD Tractiion Maintenance Depot
TRSMD Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance depot
RSMD Rolling stock Maintenance depot
LW Locomotive Works
TC Terminal Complex
sdg Siding(s)
Yd (Marshalling) Yard
Recep Reception Line
DRS Down Reception Siding or Down Refuge Siding
sigX Signal no X
SX Signal no X
dbs DB Schenker
wcrc West Coast Railway Company
water Stops to take water, usually from a Fire Hydrant or Road Tanker
path Pathing stop, usually to allow another train to pass


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