Railways - 25K OS map symbols

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This is one of a series of articles which give photographs of features on the ground which have standard symbols on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, and also show the symbol. See OS 25K map symbolsExternal link for introduction to the series, and links to other articles in it. Ordnance Survey have told us that although the symbols are copyright they allow them to be copied without charge or specific licence.

Click on a photo thumbnail to see a page with a larger photo, and other photo details. The photo page also has a section of the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map; click on that map to see a section of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale map.

For railways there are only a few differences between symbols on 25K and 50 K maps. See Railway symbols on 50K mapsExternal link for our examples of the latter.
Multiple track standard gauge OS25K rail multitrackSD2904 : Railway and path past Altcar Training Camp by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Single track standard gauge  OS 25K rail single trackSU8787 : Marlow to Maidenhead single track railway by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Narrow gauge or Light Rapid Transit System OS25K rail - narrow or LRTSTQ4381 : DLR junction, Beckton by Stephen CravenMap linkExternal link
Station on narrow gauge or LRTS OS25K rail station on narrow or LRTSTQ4080 : West Silvertown DLR station by Stephen CravenMap linkExternal link
Road under rail OS25K rail bridge, road under NN8065 : Railway bridge over the old A9 near Calvine by Steven BrownMap linkExternal link
Road over rail OS25K rail bridge, road overSU9790 : Jordans: Potkiln Lane railway bridge by Nigel CoxMap linkExternal link
FootbridgeSometimes abbreviation "FB" SP1891 : Tracks times two, Water Orton by Michael WestleyMap linkExternal link
Level crossing OS25K rail - level crossingSD2906 : Level crossing in Formby by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Cutting OS25K rail cuttingSU9989 : Railway cutting at Gerrards Cross by David Hawgood910090
Tunnel OS25K rail tunnelTQ7560 : Southern portal of North Downs Tunnel by Kenneth YarhamMap linkExternal link
Embankment OS25K rail embankmentSU5113 : Train on railway embankment by Peter FaceyMap linkExternal link
Station OS25K rail stationSM9538 : Fishguard Harbour Station by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link
Siding OS25K rail sidingTQ1678 : Northfields tube depot by David HawgoodMap linkExternal link

Map symbol images are Crown Copyright.

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