European Eras

Era I 1870 - 1920
Era II 1920 - 1945
Era III 1945 - 1970
Era IV

1968 - 1985

Era V 1985 - Present

European Roadnames and Abbreviations

Germany
Regional Railways Before 1920
   Royal Prussian State Railways KPEV
   Bavarian State Railways KBAY
   Royal Würrtemburg State Railways KWStE
   Royal Saxonian State Railways K.Sachs. Sts. E. B.
Government Railways
   German State Railways 1920-1945 DRG
   German Federal Railways 1945-1985 DB
   German Railway Union 1985-Present DB-AG
East Germany
East German State Railways 1945-1985 DR
Austria
Federal Railways of Austria-Through 1956 BBÖ
Austrian Federal Railways 1956-Present ÖBB
Belgium
National Railways of Belgium SNCB
Czech Republic CD
Denmark
Danish State Railways DSB
France
French National Railway Company SNCF
Hungary MAV
Italy
Italian State Railways FS
Luxembourg CFL
Holland/Netherlands
Netherlands State Railways NS
Norway
Norwegian State Railways NSB
Poland
State Railway of Poland PKP
Slovenia SZ
Slovakia ZSR
Spain RENFE
Sweden
Swedish State Railways SJ
Switzerland
Numerous regional lines operated as Swiss Federal Railways.
   Modern engines are marked SBB
CFF
FFS
   But you may see them individually as BT
   Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon BLS
GBS
STB
   Sud Ost Bahn SOB