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Glossary Results for Word "Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR)"

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR) Incorporated in 1864. This line, opened in 1847, provided an outstanding example of a local railway developing into a revenue earner. Its earnings were almost as much as those of the Great EasternExplain 'Great Eastern Railway (GER)' and Great NorthernExplain 'Great Northern Railway (GNR)' railways; both of which had more than double the Lancashire and Yorkshire’s 600 miles of route. It was merged with the London and North Western RailwayExplain 'London & North Western Railway (LNWR)' in 1921.