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I am curious what the Abbreviations for Carlisle NY and Tyne Yard SS mean. I am aware that many yards have the NY and SS after them but what do they mean. Also I am trying to understand what the development work is being carried out at Tyne yard is?

many thanks
 
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I am curious what the Abbreviations for Carlisle NY and Tyne Yard SS mean. I am aware that many yards have the NY and SS after them but what do they mean. Also I am trying to understand what the development work is being carried out at Tyne yard is?

many thanks

My guess is "North(ern) Yard" and "South Sidings".

Completely a guess though!
 

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I am curious what the Abbreviations for Carlisle NY and Tyne Yard SS mean. I am aware that many yards have the NY and SS after them but what do they mean. Also I am trying to understand what the development work is being carried out at Tyne yard is?

many thanks

I assume

NY= North Yard
SS= Sorting Sidings
 

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That makes sense many thanks. Also I am reasearching tyne yard on the web site and I maybe miss informed regarding development work, have a number of FOC's relocated to TY and now have a number of signing on points. DB, Colas and Freightliner for example
 

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Preston passenger station was shown in 1960s BR working timetables as "Preston NU".
It took me a long time to work out that NU stood for North Union, the original company (eventually LNWR/L&YR joint) which built the station.
It's this sort of thing which makes the railway so fascinating.
 

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NY = New Yard
SS = Sorting sidings
And just to be different, the Western region uses yet another suffix:

TC = Terminal Complex


It's similar to Signalling Centres being called different things
in different parts of the country (SC, ASC, PSB, IECC, etc).


MARK
 

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Another one you may come across is RS - reception sidings, although I notice that Immingham reception sidings are now referred to as SS.
 
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And just to be different, the Western region uses yet another suffix:

TC = Terminal Complex


It's similar to Signalling Centres being called different things
in different parts of the country (SC, ASC, PSB, IECC, etc).


MARK

Signalling Centres are actually distinctly different though, a PSB is completely different to an IECC.
 

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Signalling Centres are actually distinctly different though, a PSB is completely different to an IECC.
Technically true in theory, but in practice, the abbreviations tend to
be used randomly/interchangeably in many cases these days!

For anyone interested, an IECC is actually the name of a signalling system
(like RETB) rather than a physical building, but the term is also often applied
to signalling centres which contain IECCs, such as Liverpool Street.

MARK
 

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Preston passenger station was shown in 1960s BR working timetables as "Preston NU".
It took me a long time to work out that NU stood for North Union, the original company (eventually LNWR/L&YR joint) which built the station.
It's this sort of thing which makes the railway so fascinating.

The building on the seldom used parcel platform at Preston which is blocked off to passengers is still called North Union House
 

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Carlisle NY= Network Yard.
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
Another one you may come across is RS - reception sidings, although I notice that Immingham reception sidings are now referred to as SS.
Reception and sorting sdgs at Immingham are not the same, sorting sdgs are where the steel traffic arrives/ departs.
 

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Carlisle NY= Network Yard.
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---

Reception and sorting sdgs at Immingham are not the same, sorting sdgs are where the steel traffic arrives/ departs.

I know they aren't, but the reception sidings are now also referred to as SS.
 

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I thought NY stood for Network Yard, dating back to the days of Railfreight Distribution. I'm open to correction though.

Yep, I've gone into the NR Open Data and come up with

CARLILY Carlisle Network Yard
 

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Basford Hall had (has?) locations:

BHSSN, BHSSM, BHSSS

Basford Hall Sorting Sidings North, Middle & South.
 
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