What does GNR stand for?
Guns N Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985.
What was the Great Northern Railway (GNR)?
The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company incorporated in 1846 with the object of building a line from London to York. It quickly saw that seizing control of territory was key to development, and it acquired, or took leases of, many local railways, whether actually built or not. In so doing, it overextended itself financially.
How did the GNR become so successful?
The GNR was most profitable in 1873, running a more intensive service of express trains than either the LNWR or the MR. Hauled by Patrick Stirlings single-driving-wheel locomotives, its trains were some of the fastest in the world.
Why did the LNWR take over the GNR?
The GNR had given the London and North Western Railway running powers over the Derbyshire lines, and this proved extremely profitable for the LNWR, which made a connection over the Great Northern and LNWR joint line.