London and North Eastern Railway

British “Big 4” railway company, active 1923–1947

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was the second-largest of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain. It existed from 1 January 1923 until nationalisation on 1 January 1948, when it was divided into the new British Railways' Eastern Region, North Eastern Region and partially the Scottish Region.

London and North Eastern Railway
Dates of operation1923–1948
PredecessorGreat Eastern Railway
Great Central Railway
Great Northern Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway
Hull and Barnsley Railway
North British Railway
North Eastern Railway
and others
SuccessorEastern Region
North Eastern Region
Scottish Region
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length6,590 miles (10,610 km)

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