OS 50K Symbols - Railways
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The article Ordnance Survey Map Symbols
gives an introduction, and links to others in the set of articles.
SP5012 : Oxford to Bicester railway single track
TQ5346 : Railway between Penshurst and Leigh Stations (This railway is multiple track, in a cutting)
SE2537 : Railway Bridge over Ring Road, Horsforth / West Park (railway over road)
SE5036 : Road Bridge by Church Fenton Station (road over railway)
NS8547 : Fiddler's Grill
NO7396 : Railway revival 2
(In October 2007 this map shows the dashed black line symbol for a railway under construction - but this will change when the railway is finished and the map is redrawn)
NO7596 : Up-line near Upper Mills of Crathes Dashed line with words "dismantled railway"
SJ2824 : Morton Common road crosses the Oswestry to Welshpool railway Word "disused" beside black line symbol for railway
NN9915 : Private level crossing (Symbol is abbreviation "LC")
TQ2182 : Old Oak Common Sidings
TL8928 : Chappel Viaduct, Near Wakes Colne, Essex
SP5769 : Kilsby Tunnel
Some tunnels have air shafts, shown by a small circle within the tunnel line, as here:
SE2441 : Air shaft, Bramhope Tunnel
SO5174 : Looking South from Ludlow Station Station
ST1875 : Cardiff Central Station Principal station
The OS symbol for the line of these is a continuous narrow black line with short lines across it; but in many cases the line is shown by a wider black line, the symbol used for other railways. Also, there is a special symbol for stations on these lines, a yellow circle; but often the symbol is a red circle, as for other railway stations.)
SP0090 : West Bromwich Midland Metro Tram Station Light rapid transit system
TQ4380 : King George V Station, Docklands Light Railway Note that station has a yellow symbol, but light railway has a wider black line as for other railways. (The DLR was extended to Woolwich in January 2009 so this is no longer the end of the line).
SH6054 : Snowdon Mountain Railway narrow gauge (note that station is a red circle, not a yellow one)
SJ2007 : Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway narrow gauge (symbol in this case is continuous black line with pairs of short lines across it)
TQ2768 : Croydon Tramlink track West of A217. tramway
SJ7891 : Brooklands Metrolink Station (symbol is yellow circle)
Railway cutting and embankment are shown under "land features"