Miscellaneous Railway Company Index

The following list represents all other railway companies I have identified from various sources. I cannot guarantee its complete authenticity and am in the process of checking if any of them were in fact subsidiaries of the 'Big Four' or in turn absorbed into their constituent companies. If you can identify a link between any of the following companies, please drop me a line with any information or proof of such a link and I will correct the information.


Company Name

Aberdeen Harbour Tramway AHT

Ackworth Light Railway

Aldershot & Farnborough Light Railway A&FLR
Amesbury & Military Camp Light Railway (LSWR) A&MCL

Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway (L&Y & NE)

Ashover Light Railway ALR
Avonmouth Light Railway AvonLR

Axholme Joint Railway (L&Y & NE)

Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway A&LRL
Banff Portsoy & Strathisla Railway (GNSR) BP&SR
Bangor & Caernarfon Railway (C&H) B&C
Bankfoot Light Railway BFLR
Bardsfield & Sible Hedingham Light Railway B&SH
Barking & Beckton Light Railway B&BLR
Barnsley & District Light Railway B&DL
Barton-upon-Irwell Light Railway BuILR
Barrowford Light Railway BLR
Barton-upon-Irwell Light Railway BuILR
Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway B&AL
Bath & District Light Railway BTH&D
Bath & Landsdown Light Railway B&LLR
Bentley & Bordon Light Railway B&B
Bere Alston & Calstock Light Railway (PDSW) BAC
Bexhill & St.Leonards Light Railway B&StL
Bideford Clovelly & Hartland Light Railway BC&HLR
Bideford Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway BWHA

Birkenhead Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)

Birmingham Bristol & Thames Junction Railway BB&TJ
Bishop's Castle Railway BC
Bishop's Waltham Light Railway BWLR
Blackburn Railway (L&Y) BbR
Blackburn Whalley & Padiham Light Railway BW&P
Blackpool & Garstang Light Railway B&GLR
Blackwall Extension Railway Ber
Blagdon & Pensford Light Railway B&PLR
Blyton & Frodingham Light Railway B&FLR
Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway (LSWR) B&WR
Bourne Valley Light Railway BVLR
Bradford & Leeds Light Railway B&LL
Bradford Corporation Light Railway (Nidd Valley Transfer) BCLR
Bridgwater Stowey & Stogursey Light Railway BS&S
Bridlington & North Frosingham Light Railway B&NFL
Bromsgrove Light Railway Brom
Burton & Ashby Light Railway B&ALR
Bury & Diss Light Railway B&DLR
Caledonian Light Railway (Leadhills & Wanlockhead) CalL
Callington Light Railway CALR

Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway

Canterbury & Herne Bay Light Railway C&HBLR
Cardiff & Merthyr Railway C&MR
Cardiff, Penarth & Barry Junction Railway CP&BJ
(Carlisle) Goods Traffic Committee Railway (Cal, G&SW, L&NW & Midland) GTC
(Carlisle) Citadel Station Joint Committee Railway (Cal & L&NW) CJC
(Carlisle) Dentonholme Joint Committee Railway (G&SW, Midland & NB) DJ
Carmarthen & Cardigan Light Railway C&C
Carmyllie Light Railway CLR
Central Essex Light Railway CELR
Chatham & District Light Railway C&DL
Cheltenham & District Light Railway C&D
Cheltenham & Great Western Union Railway C&GWU
Chester & Crewe Railway C&CR
City Union Railway (G&SWR) CUR
Clacton-on-Sea & St.Osyth Light Railway CoS&StO
Clarence Railway (NER) Cl
Clayton West & Darton Light Railway CW&DLR
Cleethorpe Coast Light Railway CCL
Clifton Extension Railway (GWR & Midland) CE
Coggleshall Light Railway Cogg
Colne & Trawden Light Railway C&VLR
Colne Valley & Halstead Railway CVH
Commercial Railway (L&BWR) Comm
Corringham Light Railway Corr
Cheltenham & District Light Railway Corr
County of Gloucester Light Railway (Gloucester & Brockworth) CoGLR
County of Hertford Light Railway CoHLR
County of Middlesex Light Railway CoMLR
Cowbridge & Aberthaw Railway (TVR) C&AR
Cranbrook & Tenterden Light Railway C&TL
Crickheath Tramway Crick
Crieff Junction Railway (SC) CJR
Croesor Tramway CT
Cromarty & Dingwall Light Railway C&DLR
Crowland & District Light Railway Crow
Croydon & Oxted Joint Railway (LB&SC & SE&C) CO
Croydon Merstham & Godstone Iron Railway CM&GI
Darlington Light Railway DarlLR
Dartford District Light Railway DDLR
Dartford Light Railway DartLR
Deanhead Light Railway DeanLR
Derby & Ashbourne Light Railway D&ALR

Derwent Valley Light Railway

Devon South Hams Light Railway DSHLR
Devonport Light Railway DPLR
Didcot & Watlington Light Railway D&WLR
Docklands Light Railway DoL
Doncaster Corporation Light Railway DCLR
Dover & River Light Railway D&RLR
Dudley & District Light Railway D&DL

Duke Of Buccleuch's Railway


Dumbarton & Balloch Joint Railway (Cal & NB)

Dundee & Arbroath Joint Railway (Cal & NB) D&A

Dundee Harbour Railway


Durham & District Light Railway D&DLR

Easingwold Railway

East & West India Docks & Birmingham Junction Railway EWIDBJ
East Anglian Light Railway (GER) EALR

East Kent Light Railway


East London Railway (GE, LB&SC, Met, Met Dist, & SE&C)

East Suffolk Railway (GER) ES
East Sussex Light Railway ESLR
Eastern & Midlands Railway (MGN) E&MR
Eastern Counties Railway (GER) EC
Eastern Union Railway (GER) EUR

Easton & Church Hope Railway (GWR & L&SW)

Edinburgh & Dalkieth Railway (NB) E&D
Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway (NB) E&G
Edinburgh & Northern Railway (SC) E&N
Edinburgh Leith & Granton Railway (E&N) EL&G
Edinburgh Perth & Dundee Railway (NB)w EPD
Ely Valley Railway (TVR) EVR
Essington & Ashmore Light Railway E&ALR
Euston Square Confederacy (LNWR) ESC
Exeter & Crediton Railway (B&E) E&CR
Falkland Light Railway FLR

Ffestiniog Railway Badge

Ffestiniog Railway

Flamborough & Bridlington Light Railway F&BLR

Forth Bridge Railway Company (GN, Midland, NB & NE)

Fortsinard Melvich & Port Skerra Light Railway FM&PS
Fraserburgh & St.Combs Light Railway F&StC

Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway

Gateshead & District Light Railway G&DLR
Glamorgan County Council Light Railway (Morriston to Pontardawe) GCCLR

Glasgow & Paisley Joint Railway (Cal & G&SW)


Glasgow Barrhead & Kilmarnock Joint Railway (Cal & G&SW)

Glasgow Central Railway (Cal) GlasC
Glasgow Dumbarton & Helenburgh Railway GD&H
Glasgow Dumfries & Carlisle Railway (G&SWR) GD&C
Glasgow Garnick & Coatbridge Railway GG&CR
Glasgow Paisley & Greenock Railway (G&SWR) GPG
Glasgow Paisley Kilmarnockshire & Ayr Railway (G&SWR) GPK&A
Glasgow Subway GS
Glasgow Subway - Glasgow City & District Line GC&D
Gloucester Corporation Light Railway GCLR

Glyn Valley Tramway

  Golden Valley Railway GoVR
Goole & Marshland Light Railway G&ML
Gorseddau Junction & Portmadoc Railway (WHR) GJ&PR
Gorsforth & Ponteland Light Railway G&PLR
Gower Light Railway GoLR
Grand Junction Railway (LNWR) GJR
Gravesend & Rochester Railway (SER) G&RR
Great Northern & City Railway GN&C
Great North of England Railway (GNR) GNER
Great Western Light Railway (Pewsey & Salisbury) GWLR
Grimsby & Saltfleedby Light Railway G&SLR
Grimsby District Light Railway GDLR
Guildford Light Railway GLR
Hadlow Light Railway HLR

Halesowen Joint Railway (GWR & Midland)


Halesowen Light Railway


Halifax & Ovenden Joint Railway (GN & L&Y)


Halifax High Level Railway (GN & L&Y)

Harrow & South Shields Light Railway H&SS
Hartlepool West Harbour & Dock Company (NER) HWH&D
Hayle Railway Hayle
Headcorn & Maidstone Junction Light Railway H&MJ
Highbridge Wedmore & Cheddar Light Railway HW&C
Holmfield & Southowram Light Railway H&SLR
Hope Bradwell & Castleton Light Railway HP&C
Hoylake Railway Hoy
Hull & Selby Railway (NER) H&S
Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway (HR) I&FAR
Inverness & Aberdeen Junction Railway (HR) I&AR
Inverness & Perth Junction Railway (HR) I&P
Ireland - Belfast & County Down Railway B&CDR
Cavan & Leitrim Railway Logo Ireland - Cavan & Leitrim Railway C&L
Ireland - Clogher Valley Railway CVRI
Ireland - Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway CBSCR
Ireland - County Donegal Railways CDR
Ireland - Donegal Railway DR
Ireland - Downpatrick Railway DpR
Ireland - Dublin & Kingstown Railway D&KR
Ireland - Dublin Wicklow & Wexford Railway DW&WR
Ireland - Dundalk Newry & Greenore Railway DN&GR
Ireland - Great Northern Railway IGNR
Ireland - Great Southern & Western Railway GS&WR
Ireland - Great Southern Railway GSI
Ireland - Listowel & Ballybunion Railway LBal
Ireland - Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway LLSR
Ireland - Midland & Great Western Railway MGWR
Ireland - Schull & Skibbereen Railway SSR
Ireland - Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway SL&NCR
Ireland - Timoleague & Courtmacsherry Light Railway TCLR
Ireland - Tralee & Dingle Railway T&D
Isle of Axholme Light Railway IoAL
Isle of Man - Douglas Horse Tram IOMDHT
Isle of Man - Foxdale Railway IOMFR
Isle of Man - Groudle Glen Railway IOMGG
Isle of Man - Isle of Man Railway IOMR
Isle of Man - Manx Electric Railway IOMME
Isle of Man - Manx Northern Railway IOMMN
Isle of Man - Snaefell Mountain Railway IOMSM
Isle of Thanet Light Railway IoTL
Inverness & Perth Junction Railway I&P
Kelvedon Tiptree & Tollesbury Light Railway KT&T

Kent & East Sussex Light Railway

Kidderminster & Bewdley Light Railway K&BLR
Kinver Light Railway Kin
Kirkby Malzeard Light Railway KMLR
Lancashire Derbyshire & East Coast Railway LDEC

Lancashire & Yorkshire & Lancashire Union Joint Railway (L&NW & L&Y)

Lancashire Derbyshire & East Coast Railway (GCR) LDEC
Lancaster & Carlisle Railway (LNWR) LCR
Lancaster & Preston Junction Railway (LCR) L&PJR
Lastingham & Rosedale Light Railway L&RLR
Leeds Northern Railway LN
Leeds & Selby Railway (Y&NM) LS
Leeds & Thirsk Railway (LN) L&T
Leek Caldon Low & Hartington Light Railway LCL&H
Leicester & District Light Railway L&D
Leicester & Swannington Railway (Mid) L&S
Leighton Buzzard & Hitchin Light Railway LB&HLR
Liverpool & Birkenhead Railway (LNWR) LBh
Liverpool & Manchester Railway (LNWR) L&M
Liverpool & Prescot Light Railway L&PLR

Liverpool Overhead Railway

Lizard Light Railway Liz
Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Light Railway L&CBL
Llanelli & District Light Railway (Llanelly & District) Ll&DLR
Llanidloes & Newtown Railway (Cam) L&NR
Llantrisant & Taff Vale Junction Railway (TVR) L&TVJ
London & Birmingham Railway L&BhR
London & Brighton Railway (LB&SCR) L&BR
London & Croydon Railway (LB&SCR) L&CR
London & Southampton Railway (LSWR) L&SR
London & York Railway (GNR) L&YR
London Underground - Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (Bakerloo) LUBS&W
London Underground - Brompton & Piccadilly Circus Railway LUB&P
London Underground - Central London & Central Line LUGL&C
London Underground - City & South London Railway LUC&SL
London Underground - East London Railway LUEL
London Underground - Great Northern & City Railway LUGN&C
London Underground - Great Northern & Strand Railways LUGN&S
London Underground - Great Northern Piccadilly & Brompton Railway LUGNP&B
London Underground - Hammersmith & City Line LUH&C
London Underground - Hampstead Line (or Hampstead & Highgate) LUH&H
London Underground - Jubilee Line LUJ

London Underground - London Electric Railway

London Underground - London Transport LULT
London Underground - Metropolitan District Railway LUMN
London Underground - Metropolitan Railway LUM
London Underground - Northern Line LUN
London Underground - Piccadilly Line LUP
London Underground - Victoria Line LUV
London Underground - Waterloo & City Railway LUW&C
London Underground Railway LU
London United Light Railway LULR

London Tilbury & Southend Railway (Mid)

Long Melford & Hadleigh Light Railway LM&H
Loughborough & District Light Railway L&DLR
Lowestoft Corporation Light Railway (East Anglian Transfer) LCLR
Lyndhurst Light Railway LLR

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Lynn & Fakenham Railway (E&MR) L&F
Maidstone & Faversham Junction Light Railway M&FJ
Maidstone Corporation Light Railway MCLR
Manchester & Birmingham Railway M&B
Manchester & Leeds Railway M&L
Manchester Ship Canal Railway MSC
Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway MS&L

Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway (GC & L&NW)

Mansfield & District Light Railway M&DLR

Mersey Docks & Harbour Board Railway


Mersey Railway

Merthyr Tydfil Light Railway MTLR

Methley Joint Railway (GN, L&Y & NE)

Metropolitan District Railway Dist

Metropolitan Railway Badge

Metropolitan Railway

Middleton Light Railway MLR
Midland Counties Railway MC

Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Badge

Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (GN & Midland)

Midland & North Eastern Joint Railway MNEJR
Middleton Railway Mdl

Mid-Notts Joint Railway (LMS & LNER)

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway MSL
Mitcham Light Railway MitLR
Morley & District Light Railway Mor&D

Mumbles Electric Railway

Nelson Light Railway NelLR
Newark & District Light Railway N&DLR
Newcastle & Carlisle Railway N&C

Nidd Valley Railway

Norfolk Railway NR
North Holderness Light Railway NHLR
Northern & Eastern Railway N&ER

Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway (GE & M&GNJt)

North Lincolnshire Light Railway NLLR
North Midland Railway NM
North Shields Tynemouth & District Light Railway NST&D

North Sunderland Light Railway


North Union Joint Railway (L&NW & L&Y)


North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway

Norwich & Brandon Railway N&BR
Nuneaton & District Light Railway Nun&D
Oakington & Cottingham Light Railway O&CLR

Oldham Ashton-under-Lyne & Guide Bridge Railway (GC & L&NW)

Ormskirk & Southport Light Railway O&SLR
Orpington Cudham & Tatsfield Light Railway OC&TLR

Otley & Ilkley Joint Railway (Midland & NE)


Oxford & Aylesbury Tramway (Met & GCJt)

Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway OWW
Oystermouth Railway (Mumbles) Oy
Padstow Bedruthan & Mawgan Light Railway PB&M
Penrhyn Quarry Railway PQR
Pentewan Railway PR
Penzance Newlyn & West Cornwall Light Railway PN&WC
Peterborough & District Light Railway Peter
Pen-y-Darran Tramroad PyDT
Pewsey & Salisbury Light Railway (Devises Branch) P&SL
Poole & District Light Railway P&DLR
Portmadoc Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway (Light Railway Extension) PB&SSR

Portmadoc Croesor & Beddgelert Railway

Port of London Authority Railway PLA
Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway P&HLR
Portsmouth & Hayling Light Railway P&H
Post Office Railway PO
Potteries Light Railway PotLR

Preston & Longridge Joint Railway (L&NW & L&Y)


Preston & Wyre Railway


Princes Dock Joint Railway (Cal, G&SW & NB)

Princetown Railway PT
Priston Light Railway PLR
Pullman Badge Pullman Railways

Quakers Yard & Merthyr Joint Railway (GWR & Rhymney)

Quarry Bank Brierly Hill & Rowley Regis Light Railway QBBH

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Redditch & District Light Railway R&DLR
Rhyl & Prestatyn Light Railway R&PL
Ripon & District Light Railway Rip&D
Robertsbridge & Pevensey Light Railway R&P

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway

Rother Valley Light Railway RVLR

Rowrah & Kelton Fell Railway

Rugby & District Light Railway Rugby

Rye & Camber Tramway

Ryhope Seaham Murton & South Hetton Light Railway RSM&SH
St.George & Hanham Light Railway StG&H
Scarborough & Whitby Railway SWR
Scottish Central Railway SC

Selsey Light Railway

Settle & Carlisle Railway S&C

Severn & Wye Joint Railway

Sheerness & District Light Railway S&DLR
Sheffield & Midland Joint Line S&MJ
Sheppey Light Railway ShepLR

Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway


Shrewsbury & Hereford Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)


Shrewsbury & Wellington Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)


Shrewsbury & Welshpool Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)


Snailbeach District Railways


Snowdon Mountain Railway


Somerset & Dorset Joint Committee Railway (L&SW & Midland)

South Devon Railway SDR
South Norfolk Light Railway SNLR

South Shields Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway

South Staffordshire Railway SS
South Wales Railway SW
Southend & Colchester Light Railway S&CLR
Southend-on-Sea & District Light Railway SoS&D

Southwold Railway

Spen Valley Light Railway SVLR
Stockton & Darlington Railway S&D
Stottesdon Kinlet & Billingsley Light Railway SK&BLR
Stratford & Moreton Railway S&M
Stretford Light Railway SLR
Surrey Iron Railway SI
Swansea & District Light Railway Sw&DLR

Swansea & Mumbles Railway


Swinton & Knottingley Joint Railway (Midland & NE)


Taff Bargoed Joint Railway (GWR & Rhymney)


Tal-y-Llyn Railway Badge

Tal-y-Llyn Railway


Tanat Valley Light Railway (Cambrian)

Tarporley Light Railway TarpLR
Tickhill Light Railway TLR
Totton Hythe & Fawley Light Railway TH&FLR

Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway (GE & Midland)

Tottenham Walthamstow Light Railway TWLR

Vale of Rheidol Railway


Vale of Towy Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)

Ventnor Inclined Light Railway VILR
Wakefield & District Light Railway W&DLR
Wales & laughton Light Railway W&LLR
Walthamstow & District Light Railway Walt&D

Wantage Tramway

Warrington & Northwich Light Railway W&NLR
Warrington Corporation Light Railway WCLR
Waterloo & City Railway (London Underground) W&C
Watford & District Light Railway Wat&DLR
Wath Curve Joint Committee Railway (GC, Midland & NE) Wath
Watlington & Princes Riseborough Railway W&PRR
Welsh Highland Light Railway 1923-1937 WHLR
Wemyss Private Railway WPR
West Cornwall Railway WC
West Durham Railway WDR
West Hartlepool Light Railway WHL
West Highland Light Railway (Loch Fyne) WHRLF
West Highland Railway WHR

West London Extension Joint Railway (GWR, L&NW, LB&SC & L&SW)


West London Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)

West Manchester Light Railway WMLR
West Midland Railway WMR

West Riding & Grimsby Joint Railway (GC & GN)


Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway


Weymouth & Portland Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)

Whitby & Pickering Railway W&P

Whitechapel & Bow Joint Railway (LTS & Met District)


Whitehaven Cleator & Egremont Joint Railway (Furness & L&NW)

Wigan Light Railway WigLR

Wisbech & Upwell Tramway

Witney Borford & Andoversford Light Railway WB&ALR
Woking & Bagshot Light Railway Wok&B
Wolverhampton & Cannock Chase Light Railway W&CC
Woodbridge & Bawdsey Light Railway W&BLR

Woodside & South Croydon Railway (LB&SC & SE&C)

Wootton under Edge Light Railway WuELR
Worcester & District Light Railway W&D
Wrington Vale Light Railway WVLR

Wrexham & Minera Joint Railway (GWR & L&NW)

Yarmouth & Norwich Railway Y&NR
York & North Midland Railway Y&NM
York Newcastle & Berwick Railway YN&BR