Category «UK Rail Information»

Guide to Getting Started with Train Spotting

Guide to Getting Started with Train Spotting Train spotting is a popular hobby. Just like any other, it can be done in your spare time and doesn’t have to take over your life. It’s a fantastic lifestyle choice though, because it is one which enables you to travel to lots of different places and see …

Glossary of UK Railway Terms and Acronyms

Glossary of UK Railway Terms and Acronyms This article provides a glossary of UK railway terms and explains some railway related terminology and abbreviations/acronyms you might come across on Rail Record Live Train Times website. If you would like us to add acronyms, terms or words to the below table, please add a comment at …

Understanding a Headcode

All trains which run on the UK Rail Network are allocated a headcode – a 4 digit alphanumeric code used to identify a train service.  Before we look at example headcodes, it is important to know how they’re broken down. 1. The first digit is the train class category. 0 represents a light engine movement, …