London and North Western Railway

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922. In the late 19th century, the L&NWR was the largest joint stock company in the United Kingdom.

London and North Western Railway
LNWR crest
HeadquartersEuston railway station
Dates of operation16 July 184631 December 1922
PredecessorGrand Junction Railway
London and Birmingham Railway
Manchester and Birmingham Railway
SuccessorLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Length2,667.5 miles (4,292.9 km) in 1923

In 1923, it became a constituent of the London, Midland and Scottish (LMS) railway, and, in 1948, the London Midland Region of British Railways: the LNWR is effectively an ancestor of today's West Coast Main Line.

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