London and North Eastern Railway facts for kids
|London and North Eastern Railway|
|Dates of operation||1923–1948|
|Predecessor||Great Eastern Railway
Great Central Railway
Great Northern Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway
Hull and Barnsley Railway
North British Railway
North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region
|Track gauge||4 ft 81⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Length||6,590 miles (10,610 km)|
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.
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