Return to Home Page
Home Contact Us Member’s Area Can you help us? Can we help you? Glossary Site Map Search
London and North Western Railway Society
LNWRS Glossary
What does that word mean

You are here: Home  >  Glossary  >  Glossary — U

Glossary
  0   4   A   Ao   B   Be   Bi   Bo   Br   Bs   C   Car   Cc   Ci   Coa   Con   Cr   D   Di   Dr   E   En   F   Fl   Fr   G   Go   Gr   H   Ho   I   J   K   L   Lo   M   Mo   N   Ne   No   O   P   Po   Pr   Q   R   Ri   Ro   S   Se   Si   Sl   Sm   Sp   Sta   Sto   T   Te   To   Tra   Tu   U   V   W   We   Wh   Wo   X   Y   ??
Loco Classes
  0-3   4-9   A-B   C-C   E-F   F-H   H-M   N-R   S-S   T-Z
People
  A-E   F-Z   M-S   T-Z
Webb Site
Search Glossary
Site News Links

U


Ulverston & Lancaster Railway (ULR)
Opened between Carnforth (on the LNWR) and Ulverston (I assume?) in 1857, the ULR was absorbed into the Furness RailwayExplain 'Furness Railway (FR)' in 1862
Underframe
The component of a carriageExplain 'Carriage' or wagonExplain 'Wagon' comprising the main structural part which carries the carriage body. Originally of wood, later strengthened by steel plates, and finally of all-steel construction, the underframe remained essentially a separate component until the introduction of the integral BR Mk.2 carriage design.
Undertaking
The sealed undertaking required by the Board of Trade and its successors binding a railway company to a particular method of working a single lineExplain 'Single Track'.
Unfitted Train
A train consisting of vehicles which are not fitted with continuous brakesExplain 'Continuous Breaks'. Special care is needed in working such trains as the only brakes available are those of the locomotiveExplain 'Locomotive' and brake vanExplain 'Brake Van' (controlled independently by the guard).
Union Link
Part of the Walschaerts valve-gearExplain 'Walschaerts valve-gear' .
Up line
All lines have a defined ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ direction, to or from the major city. The up line went towards the major city or, on a branch line, towards the junction with the main line. London was usually the major city.
Upper Quadrant Signal
A semaphore signal Explain 'Semaphore signal' in which the arm was raised to indicate ‘off’Explain 'Off (Signal)' or ‘clear’. Upper quadrant signals largely replaced lower quadrant under the LMS because in the event of failure they would return to danger under their own weight.
© 2001-5 LNWR Society   Updated: 16-Apr-04 Privacy Notice
Technical   Please pass your comments on this Webb site to Webb Master. Terms of Use