Welcome to The Loco Allocation Index

This page lists all the railway companies of Britain from early days to the present day.  Each railway company is presented with its dates of incorporation and closure / take over. Also where known the railway company taking over is shown.  Clicking on that company will take you to the details for that railway company.

We intend to gradually add links to further details on the chronology of the company and to other sites on the internet specialising on each company.  Where this information is available it can be reached by clicking on the railway company name.

Abbey Dolgarrog Light Railway
The List of Railway Companys at The Loco Allocation Index
Railway Company NameDate FromDate  To Company Taking Over / Vested Into
Abbey Dolgarrog Light Railway 1908 unknown
Abbotsbury Railway 1877 1896 Great Western Railway
Abercarn Railway 1810 1877 Great Western Railway
Aberdare & Central Wales Junction Railway 1866 unknown
Aberdare Railway 1845 1902 Taff Vale Railway
Aberdare Valley Railway 1855 1859 Neath & Brecon Railway
Aberdeen & Turriff Railway 1855 1866 Great North of Scotland Railway
Aberdeen District Tramways unknown unknown
Aberdeen Harbour Trustee Tramways unknown unknown
Aberdeen Railway 1845 1856 Scottish North Eastern Railway
Aberford Railway 1924 unknown Abandoned - Closed
Abergavenny & Monmouth Railway 1865 unknown London & North Western Railway
Aberlady, Gullane & North Berwick Railway 24 Aug 1893 6 Aug 1900 North British Railway
Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway 1861 1865 Cambrian Railway
Abingdon Railway 1855 1904
Aboyne & Ballater Railway unknown unknown
Aboyne & Braemar Railway 1865 1876 Great North of Scotland Railway
Accrington Corporation Steam Tramways unknown unknown
Acton & Brentford Railway 1865 unknown Great Western Railway
Afon Railway 1865 unknown Great Western Railway
Airdrie & Bathgate Junction Railway 1846 1852 Abandoned - Closed
Alcester Railway 1872 1879 Great Western Railway
Aldborough Pier Railway 1864 unknown Great Eastern Railway
Alderney Railway 1847 to date
Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks & Railway 1865 1922 Great Western Railway
Alford & Mablethorpe Railway 1864 unknown Great Northern Railway
Alford & Sutton Tramway 1880 1889 Abandoned - Closed
Alford Valley Railway 21 Mar 1859 30 Jul 1866 Great North of Scotland Railway
Alloa Railway 1879 1884 Caledonian Railway
Alton, Alresford & Winchester Railway 1861 1865 Mid-Hants (Alton Lines) Railway
Alva Railway 1861 1864 Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway
Alyth Railway 1858 1874 Scottish North Eastern Railway
Ambergate Railway unknown unknown Ambergate, Nottingham & Boston & Eastern Junction
Ambergate, Nottingham & Boston & Eastern Junction 1846 1860 Nottingham & Grantham Railway & Canal Company
Amesbury & Military Camp Light Railway 1898 unknown London & South Western Railway
Andover & Redbridge Railway 1858 1863 London & South Western Railway
Angel Train Contracts 1996 to date
Angesey Central Railway 1863 1876 London & North Western Railway
Anglia Railways 1996 to date
Annan Waterfoot Dock & Railway 1881 1889 Abandoned - Closed
Anstruther & St. Andrews Railway 1880 1897 North British Railway
Arbroath & Forfar Railway 1836 1923 London, Midland & Scottish Railway
Ardrossan Railway 1827 1854 Glasgow & South Western Railway
Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway 1867 1889 London & North Western Railway
Ashover Light Railway 1919 1950
Ashton, Stalybridge & Liverpool Junction Railway 1844 1847 Manchester & Leeds Railway
Avon & Gloucestershire Railway 1828 1852 Great Western Railway
Avonmouth Light Railway 1893 1926 Great Western Railway
Axholme Light Railway 1902 1923 London & North Eastern Railway
Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway 1900 1907 London & South Western Railway
Aylesbury & Buckingham Railway 1860 1891 Metropolitan Railway
Aylesbury & Rickmansworth Railway 1881 1967 Metropolitan Railway
Aylesbury Railway 1836 1846 London & Birmingham Railway
Ayr & Dalmellington Railway 1847 1858 Glasgow & South Western Railway
Ayr & Maybole Junction Railway 1851 1871 Glasgow & South Western Railway
Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Railway 1887 1892 Glasgow & South Western Railway
Ayrshire, Bridge Of Weir & Port Glasgow Junction Railway 1846 1847 Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway