Talk:Arrangements between railroads
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< In 1997 the British Railways network was privatized as a single company Railtrack, and after this proved a total failure as a non-profit company >
- It's inaccurate anyway. Railtrack was a PLC, and was run on a profits basis (although it ultimately failed). The current company, Network Rail, is a non-profit company with the UK Government as the sole shareholder.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:36, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
Running powers extensive in UK
There were a vast number of situations where running powers existed on UK railways. Here is a typical example.
The North British had running powers over the Caledonian from Kinnaber Junction to Aberdeen. The North Eastern had running powers over the North British from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh Waverley, avoiding the need for a loco change. The Great Northern had running powers over a short section of the North Eastern south of York station. Thus a train from King's Cross to Aberdeen used running powers three times. That train would be hauled by locomotives from all three companies (changing at York and Waverley), the coaches came from a pool of East Coast Joint Stock, and revenues were divided up between all three companies.
All very complicated, but this was only one example. Even after the Grouping, the LNER would not be able to serve Huddersfield without running powers, and many lines were jointly owned. Not sure how to explain it though.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:45, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
"Trackage rights" has been classified as a stub and I do not see any activities or discussion going on to expand it. On a minor note, the page has been linked falsely to non-corresponding WP pages in other languages more than once. Therefore I propose merging "Trackage rights" into this article. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:45, 21 October 2013 (UTC)