LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington Spa (Avenue)
LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington
LMS Route: Leamington to Weedon
Warwick (Milverton) Shed: lnwrwar_shed1442
View of an ex-MR 2F 0-6-0, No 3726, standing on the
turntable at Milverton shed as its driver operates the vacuum powered table.
Built by Neilson Reid & Co in 1901, No 3726 remained in service until it
was withdrawn from Monument shed in November 1950 to be scrapped shortly
afterwards. The locomotive would have been centred on the table as near as
possible in order to balance the load. Too far to one side would cause extra
power to turn the turn table, critical for turntables that required the crew to
push the table around. Just in view can be seen the makers information giving
the makers' name (Ransome) and the railway company (LNWR). To the left can be
seen a grounded coach body often used either for messing facilities or for
storage of tools etc.
Michael Byng writes, 'I have looked at the picture and
suggest that it was taken in 1938. Two reasons for my suggestion:- The engine a
2F 0-6-0 of the former Midland Railway carried the sans-serif style of
numbering and lettering introduced by the LMS in 1936 so the picture could not
have been taken before then. The second reason is the turntable itself which is
the 600 table installed by the LMS in 1938; given the cleanliness
of the concrete walls to the table pit and the baulks of timber lying about, I
believe that the picture was taken just after the new turntable was installed.
The engine, No 3726 was for many years allocated to Coventry and was still
there in 1945.'