4-character Train Reporting Numbers

Second Position

The second position identified the destination division for trains local to the region, or destination region for inter-regional trains. Details are given for the London Midland Region for 1961 (when the scheme was introduced) and 1976.

Destination Indication Letters - 1961

LetterDestination DivisionLetterDestination RegionLetterOther Type
AEustonEEasternLSpecial train within division
BEuston / RugbyMLondon MidlandTPassenger Local to LMR
CSt Pancras / Marylebone / Manchester NorthNNorth EasternT(Freight) Trip
DChester / NottinghamOSouthernXInter-regional Passenger and Freight
FLeicesterSScottishZPassenger and Freight Local to LMR
HStoke-on-Trent / Manchester South    
JManchester North    
KCrewe / Liverpool Lime St / Liverpool Central    
LPreston (Excluding Fylde) / Barrow / Carlisle    
PBlackpool and Fylde / Derby    

Destination Indication Letters - 1976

LetterDestination DivisionLetterDestination RegionLetterOther Type
ALondonEEasternLSpecial train within division
BLondonMLondon MidlandT(Passenger) Special train within division
CLondonOSouthernT(Freight) Trip Working
DStoke-on-Trent / NottinghamSScottishXRoyal trains and Out-of-Gauge Loads
FNottingham / LiverpoolVWesternZSpecial train outside division
HBirmingham / Manchester    
JStoke-on-Trent / Manchester    
PNottingham / Preston