British Rail locomotive and multiple unit numbering and classification
A number of different numbering and classification schemes were used for locomotives and multiple units operated by British Railways (BR), and this page explains the principal systems. This section al...
British Rail locomotive and multiple unit numbering and classification - Wikipedia
Southern Railway multiple unit numbering and classification
The Southern Railway created classification and numbering systems for its large fleet of electric multiple units, perpetuated by the Southern Region of British Rail until the early 1980s, when the imp...
Southern Railway multiple unit numbering and classification - Wikipedia
SR locomotive numbering and classification
A number of different numbering and classification schemes were used for the locomotives owned by the Southern Railway (SR) and its constituent companies. This page explains the principal systems that...
SR locomotive numbering and classification - Wikipedia
Route availability
Route Availability (RA) is the system by which the permanent way and supporting works (bridges, embankments, etc.) of the National Rail network of Great Britain are graded. All routes are allocated an...
Route availability - Wikipedia
List of British Railways shed codes
British Railways shed codes were used to identify the engine sheds that its locomotives and multiple units were allocated to for maintenance purposes. The former London, Midland and Scottish Railway (...
List of British Railways shed codes - Wikipedia
Japan Railways locomotive numbering and classification
This page explains the numbering and classification schemes for locomotives employed by the Japanese Government Railways, the Japanese National Railways and the Japan Railways Group.
Prior to the ...
Japan Railways locomotive numbering and classification - Wikipedia
UIC identification marking for tractive stock
Since the beginning of 2007 newly authorised locomotives or other traction units in Europe have been given a 12-digit number, as required by the European Railway Agency's CR OPE TSI. This makes the lo...
UIC identification marking for tractive stock - Wikipedia
British Rail coach designations
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the London and North Eastern Railway developed systems of identifying railway carriages with alphabetic codes. When British Railways was formed in 1948, it...
British Rail coach designations - Wikipedia
Naming of British railway rolling stock
Since the invention of the very first railway steam locomotive in 1804, railway companies have applied names to their locomotives, carriages and multiple units. Numbers have usually been applied too, ...
Naming of British railway rolling stock - Wikipedia
DR locomotive classification
The DR locomotive classification scheme in East Germany in the initial post-war period used the DRG system, consisting of a class number (Baureihennummer) followed by a serial number (Ordnungsnummer)....
DR locomotive classification - Wikipedia
NSWGR steam locomotive classification
In the first 36 years of its existence the NSW Railways introduced 42 separate classes of locomotives. The appointment by the Premier of New South Wales, Henry Parkes of Mr E.M.G Eddy as Chief Commiss...
NSWGR steam locomotive classification - Wikipedia
DB locomotive classification
Originally, both Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Reichsbahn continued the classification system of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRG) - see also a short overview of the numbering system of the German rail...
DB locomotive classification - Wikipedia
National Location Code
The National Location Code (NLC) is a four-digit number allocated to every railway station and ticket issuing point in Great Britain for use with the ticketing system on the British railway network. ...
National Location Code - Wikipedia
LMS locomotive numbering and classification
A number of different numbering and classification schemes were used for the locomotives owned by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) and its constituent companies; this page explains the p...
List of Alsace-Lorraine locomotives
This list covers the locomotives of the Imperial Railways in Alsace-Lorraine (Reich railways in Alsace-Lorraine) (EL) and those of the Chemins de fer d'Alsace et de Lorraine (AL). Alsace-Lorraine is a...
Whyte notation
The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early twentieth century, encouraged by an editorial in America...
Whyte notation - Wikipedia
AAR wheel arrangement
The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads. It is essentially a simplification of t...
AAR wheel arrangement - Wikipedia
PRR locomotive classification
Locomotive classification on the Pennsylvania Railroad took several forms. Early on, steam locomotives were given single-letter classes. As the 26 letters were quickly assigned, that scheme was aband...
Turkish locomotive classification
In the Turkish classification system for railway locomotives, the number of powered axles are followed by the total number of axles. It is identical to the Swiss system except that the latter places a...
DRG renumbering plan for steam locomotives
In 1922 the Deutsche Reichsbahn began to develop a renumbering plan to standardize the numbering of steam locomotives that had been taken over from the state railways (Länderbahnen). Its basis was the...
List of UIC country codes
The UIC Country Code is a two digit-number identifying member countries of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC has issued numbering systems for rolling stock (UIC wagon numbers) and sta...
Swiss locomotive and railcar classification
For more than a century, the Swiss locomotive, multiple unit, motor coach and railcar classification system, in either its original or updated forms, has been used to name and classify the rolling sto...
Swiss locomotive and railcar classification - Wikipedia
Yugoslav Railways
Yugoslav Railways (Croatian: Jugoslavenske željeznice; Macedonian: Југословенски железници, Jugoslovenski železnici; Serbian: Југословенске железнице, Jugoslovenske železnice; Slovene:...
Yugoslav Railways - Wikipedia
DRG locomotive types
The locomotive type (Gattungszeichen) of a German steam locomotive was a secondary classification system introduced after 1924 by the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG) and comprised four parts:Ex...
DRG locomotive types - Wikipedia
UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements
The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams. It is set out in the International Union of Railways (UIC) "Leaflet 650...
UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements - Wikipedia