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LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington
LMS Route: Trent Valley Line

Nuneaton Trent Valley Station

Nuneaton Station [LNWR] (219) Nuneaton Shed [LNWR] (76) Nuneaton Abbey Street [MR] (83) Nuneaton & Stockingford Shed Staff

The station was opened on 15th September 1847 when the London North Western Railway (LNWR) commenced opening the Trent Valley Railway in order to avoid the congested areas of Birmingham and Coventry on the route to London. The branch line to Coventry was opened in 1850 which together with the opening of the South Leicester branch put pressure on the capacity of the original station and a new island platform was subsequently built between 1868 and 1869. This replaced the Livestock station buildings on the up platform. The Livestock structure on the down side platform were superceded by a new station which incorporated bays at each end: the south end for Coventry trains and the north end for trains to Ashby and the Trent Valley line. This new arrangement was to be sufficient for the next twenty plus years but as passing traffic grew in the years before the First World War further development was required. In December 1910 two reports in The Times on the development of the station were published including the information the bay lines on the south side of the station were being converted into through platforms, while the old down platform was being transformed into an island. Two new tracks would be laid 'between this platform and the entrance to the station', and the buildings on the new island would be replaced, while a new side platform would be constructed, with station offices, a refreshment room and other facilities. Peter Lee notes in his book 'Nuneaton, Coventry & Leamington Railway' that work commenced in 1913 with the demolition of the second station and wasn't completed until 1915, the outbreak of the First World War impacting on the speed of completion.

The station initially was named Nuneaton and was a simple two platform structure. By the turn of the century as the station expanded it was renamed Nuneaton Junction (see image 'lnwrns3262') and utilised five platforms. Nuneaton offered passengers the ability to travel to any station on the Coventry and Leamington branches up to 18th January 1965 when passengers services ceased. (The services to Coventry and Bedworth recommenced in 1988). A similar service was offered on the Ashby branch when it was opened to passenger services on 1st September 1873 (goods trains had traversed the line in the preceding month). The Ashby branch was built primarily to serve the Leicestershire coalfield although passenger services linking Moira and Coalville Town with Nuneaton via Shackerstone were provided until 1st April 1918 when the services was withdrawn as a temporary wartime measure. The line reopened to passenger services on 1st May 1922 but the branch's inability to attract sufficient passenger numbers meant that it was closed to passengers on 13th April 1931. (Goods services continued to use the line until 19th July 1971). When the LNWR and Midland Railway (MR) became part of the London Midland Scottish Railway (LMSR) the station was renamed Nuneaton Trent Valley in order to distinguish it from the MR's Nuneaton station the latter being named Abbey Street, both occurring on 2nd June 1924. When Abbey Street station closed 4th March 1968 the station reverted back to being known as Nuneaton and took over responsibility for services to both Leicester and Nuneaton.

Stanley Jenkins and Mike Musson

Parliamentary Question reported in Hansard 14th February 1868

ACCIDENTS ON THE TRENT VALLEY RAILWAY.—QUESTION.

MR. NEWDEGATE said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been directed to the dangerous state of the Nuneaton Station and level crossing on the Trent Valley Railway, and to the fatal accidents which have recently occurred there; and, whether he will have any objection to lay upon the table of the House two Reports of Colonel Yolland to the Board of Trade on this subject?

MR. STEPHEN CAVE Sir, the attention of the Board of Trade was directed to the dangerous state of the Nuneaton Station crossing by a Report of Colonel Yolland in January, 1865, and in consequence of a fatal accident which occurred there last month Colonel Yolland has again inspected the station, and reported that the crossing has not been altered, and that owing to the increase of traffic the danger is greater. A Copy of each of these Reports was sent to the Directors, which is all the Board of Trade can do in such matters. The last Report will shortly be printed among the Returns of accidents presented to Parliament. And I propose to move, at the proper time, that both be referred to the Committee on the London and North-Western Company's Bill of this Session. If the hon. Gentleman still wishes to move that these Reports be also laid upon the table of the House I shall offer no opposition.

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External Views of Nuneaton Station

View of the original Nuneaton station's down platform showing the ornate station building and its short canopy section
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Nuneaton Library
View of the original station's down platform showing the ornate station building and its short canopy
View of the main entrance to Nuneaton's original station building showing the ornate style of Livock's architecture
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Nuneaton Library
View of the main entrance to Nuneaton's original station building showing the ornate style of Livock's architecture
View of the entrance to Nuneaton's second station station showing  on the left the canopy to Ashby Bay platform
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Nuneaton Library
View of the entrance to Nuneaton's second station station showing on the left the canopy to Ashby Bay platform
Close up view showing the goods yard and Ashby Bay platform canopy in greater detail including a fixed manually operated crane
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Nuneaton Library
Close up view showing the goods yard and Ashby Bay platform including a fixed manually operated crane
View of the second Nuneaton station showing the addition of a cantilevered canopy to the main entrance
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Lens of Sutton
View of the second Nuneaton station showing the addition of a cantilevered canopy to the main entrance

Close up showing the new canopy fitted to Nuneaton station with a LNWR horse drawn passenger vehicle in attendance
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Lens of Sutton
Close up showing the new canopy fitted to the station and a LNWR horse drawn passenger vehicle
Close up showing Nuneaton station's refreshment and general waiting rooms and one of the station staff posed by delivery entrance
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Lens of Sutton
Close up of the refreshment and general waiting rooms with a member of staff posed by delivery entrance
This view of station buildings at Nuneaton is thought to be associated with the goods yard and sidings adjacent to the entrance
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C & S Gordon
View of station buildings thought to be associated with the goods yard and sidings adjacent to the entrance
External view of Nuneaton's 1915 station building prior to the electrification of the West Coast Main Line
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RS Carpenter
External view of Nuneaton's 1915 station building prior to the electrification of the West Coast Main Line
Front elevation of the 1915 main station building with the parcel office on the left and the booking office on the right
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Anon
Front elevation of the 1915 main station building with the parcel office on the left and the booking office on the right

Close up showing the external entrance to Nuneaton Station's Parcel Office and Cloak Room
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Anon
Close up showing the external entrance to Nuneaton Station's Parcel Office and Cloak Room
Close up of the external entrance to Nuneaton's Booking Office with timetables on the posterboards
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Anon
Close up of the external entrance to Nuneaton's Booking Office with timetables on the posterboards
View of the road approach from a window on the staircase to the passenger footbridge on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
View of the road approach from a window on the staircase to the passenger footbridge on 13th August 1964

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Platform Views of Nuneaton Station

View of Nuneaton station's island platform which opened circa 1868-9 to service traffic generated by the opening of the Leicester branch
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R Bull
View of Nuneaton station's island platform opened circa 1868-9 to service traffic off the Leicester branch
Close up of the island platform showing on the left the Gentlemen's toilet block with Nuneaton's station sign on the right
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R Bull
Close up of the platform with the Gentlemen's toilet block on the left and Nuneaton's station sign on the right
Close up of the Rugby end of the island platform and the two buildings housing the main up passenger facilities
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R Bull
Close up of the Rugby end of the island platform and the two buildings housing the main up passenger facilities
Close up showing coaching stock standing at platform 1 as viewed from a coach in the Ashby bay platform
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R Bull
Close up showing coaching stock standing at platform 1 as viewed from a coach in the Ashby bay platform
Looking towards Rugby station with the down platform on the right having been rebuilt and extended to accommodate a bay for Coventry trains
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Anon
Looking towards Rugby station with the down platform on the right having been rebuilt and extended

Close up showing a rake of coaches standing in the two-road bay used for traffic from the Coventry branch
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Anon
Close up showing a rake of coaches standing in the two-road bay used for traffic from the Coventry branch
Looking towards Rugby along platform two  of the third station with the main station building situated on the right
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Anon
Looking towards Rugby along platform two of the third station with the main station building situated on the right
Close up view showing island platforms four and five formerly Nuneaton's original 1869 island platform
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Anon
Close up view showing island platforms four and five formerly Nuneaton's original 1869 island platform
Close up showing a push-pull train standing in platform one on the right ready to depart for Leamington
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Anon
Close up showing a push-pull train standing in platform one on the right ready to depart for Leamington
Looking towards Tamworth with the bridge carrying the MR's Birmingham to Leicester line in the distance
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CA Clayson
Close up looking towards Tamworth with the bridge carrying the MR's line to Leicester line in the distance

Close up showing some of the rail vans and wagons, painted in bauxite brown, stabled on Nuneaton's up sidings
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CA Clayson
Close up showing some of the rail vans and wagons, painted in bauxite brown, stabled on Nuneaton's up sidings
Close up showing different types of the rail wagons stabled at the Rugby end of Nuneaton's up sidings
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CA Clayson
Close up showing different types of the rail wagons stabled at the Rugby end of Nuneaton's up sidings
Looking south along the station's main line platforms, platform 4 on the left and platform 3 on the right
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CA Clayson
Looking south along the station's main line platforms, platform 4 on the left and platform 3 on the right
Close up of the station's platform 4 which served mail line traffic to Euston with platform 5 on the left
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CA Clayson
Close up of the station's platform 4 which served mail line traffic to Euston with platform 5 on the left
Close up of the station's platform 3 which served down traffic heading to the North of England and Scotland
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CA Clayson
Close up of the station's platform 3 which served down traffic heading to the North of England and Scotland

Close up showing in the distance and beyond the end of platform 3, English Electric Type 4 No D304
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CA Clayson
Close up showing in the distance and beyond the end of platform 3, English Electric Type 4 No D304
Looking towards Stafford along platform 3 with the passenger footbridge just above the camera on 20th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Looking towards Stafford along platform 3 with the passenger footbridge just above the camera
Close up showing in the distance the ex-MR's bridge carrying the line to Leicester over the Trent Valley line
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CA Clayson
Close up showing in the distance the ex-MR's bridge carrying the line to Leicester over the Trent Valley line
Close up of platform 4 and the Ladies Waiting Room, General Waiting Room and the Gentlemen Toilets
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CA Clayson
Close up of platform 4 and the Ladies Waiting Room, General Waiting Room and the Gentlemen Toilets
Close up of platform 4 with John, the son of Cedric Clayson the photographer, running towards the steps to the footbridge
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CA Clayson
Close up of the son of Cedric Clayson the photographer, running towards the steps to the footbridge

Parcel traffic on platform 1 being made ready for loading on to one or more services to the north of England on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Parcel traffic on platform 1 being made ready for loading on to one or more services to the north of England
A young passenger is engrossed in his paper as he waits on platform one for his train home on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
A young passenger is engrossed in his paper as he waits on platform one for his train home on 13th August 1964
Two families wait patiently on platform three for their train home on Thursday 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Two families wait patiently on platform three for their train home on Thursday 13th August 1964

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Nuneaton's Signal Cabins, Signalmen and Signals

View of Nuneaton No 1 Signal Box and Nuneaton's extensive carriage sidings used to store coaching stock
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M Billingham
View of Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin and the extensive carriage sidings used to store coaching stock
View showing Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin's Diagram of the lines to Leicester and the lines to Coventry
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M Christensen
View showing Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin's Diagram of the lines to Leicester and the lines to Coventry
View of Herbert Lovell operating the levers in Nuneaton's No 1 Signal Cabin on the last day of service
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H Lovell
View of Herbert Lovell operating the levers in Nuneaton's No 1 Signal Cabin on the last day of service
View of Nuneaton No 3 Signal Box located on the Stafford side of the station extensive marshalling yard sidings
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P Lee
View of Nuneaton No 3 Signal Cabin located on the Stafford side of the station extensive marshalling yard sidings
Nuneaton No 3 signal box located between the Up Fast and Up Slow lines to the north of Nuneaton station
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D Ingham
Nuneaton No 3 signal box located between the Up Fast and Up Slow lines to the north of Nuneaton station

View of Nuneaton No 3 Signal Cabin's diagram of the two up goods loop lines and MR's the up and down goods lines
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P Lee
View of Nuneaton No 3 Signal Cabin's diagram of the two up goods loop lines and MR's the up and down goods lines
Internal view of Nuneaton No 2 Signal Box which was located at the base of the footbridge structure at the Rugby end of platforms 4 and 5
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P Lee
An internal view of Nuneaton No 2 Signal Cabin located by the footbridge structure on platforms 4 and 5
View of Nuneaton No 7 Signal box which was located on the Stafford side of the station and equipped with a 180 lever frame
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Anon
Nuneaton No 7 Signal Cabin equipped with a 180 lever frame and located on the Stafford side of the station
An internal view of Nuneaton No 7 Signal Box showing some of the 'bobbies' in charge of the 180 lever frame
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Anon
An internal view of Nuneaton No 7 Signal Box showing some of the 'bobbies' in charge of the 180 lever frame
Nuneaton Up Sidings Shunting Frame on the east side of the station between Siding 1 and the Up Goods No 2 line
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D Ingham
Nuneaton Up Sidings Shunting Frame on the east side of the station between Siding 1 and the Up Goods No 2 line

View of Nuneaton No 1 Signal Box and Nuneaton's extensive carriage sidings used to store coaching stock
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D Ingham
Nuneaton Down Sidings Shunting Frame located at the north end of the station adjacent to the Goods Siding
View of the signal gantry to the north of Nuneaton station which protected the up through lines and the up sidings
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DJ Norton
View of the signal gantry to the north of Nuneaton station which protected the up lines and the up sidings
Looking towards the junction of the Coventry line with the Trent Valley line with the entrance to the shed on the right
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EHC Shorto
Looking towards the junction between the Coventry line and the Trent Valley line with the shed on the right
Looking towards Nuneaton station with the shed yard on the left and in the centre Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin
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EHC Shorto
Looking towards Nuneaton station with the shed yard on the left and in the centre Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin
Looking to Rugby from under Leicester Road bridge showing the signals that controlled access to Nuneaton station
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EHC Shorto
Looking to Rugby from under Leicester Road bridge showing the signals that controlled access to Nuneaton station

Looking north with Leicester Road overbridge in the foreground and Nuneaton station in the distance circa 1933
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EHC Shorto
Looking north with Leicester Road overbridge in the foreground and Nuneaton station in the distance

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Aerial Views of Nuneaton Station

Aerial view of the Trent Valley junctions with the Midland Railway's Birmingham to Leicester line and the LNWR Ashby to Nuneaton branch
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Aerofilms
Aerial view of the Trent Valley junctions with the MR's Birmingham to Leicester line and the LNWR's Ashby branch
Close up view showing Midland Railway's facilities at Nuneaton with Abbey Street station seen to the left of the A47 Nuneaton to Birmingham road
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Aerofilms
Close up of the MR's facilities at Abbey Street station seen to the left of the A47 Nuneaton to Birmingham road
Close up view showing the MR's line to Leicester and its connections with the Trent Valley and Ashby branch
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Aerofilms
Close up view showing the MR's line to Leicester and its connections with the Trent Valley and Ashby branch
Close up of the MR's Leicester line crossing the Trent Valley Railway and its line joining with the Ashby branch
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Aerofilms
Close up of the MR's Leicester line crossing the Trent Valley Railway and its line joining with the Ashby branch

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Miscellaneous

An Edwardian view of the construction of the southern section of Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
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Mrs Grey/P Lee
An Edwardian view of the construction of the southern section of Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
Close up of a steam powered portable engine used to provide onsite power together with its crew and other facilities
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Mrs Grey/P Lee
Close up of a portable engine used to provide onsite power together with its crew and other facilities
Close up of the equipment powered by the portable engine with the Trent Valley line in the distance
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Mrs Grey/P Lee
Close up of the equipment powered by the portable engine with the Trent Valley line in the distance
Another view of the steam powered portable engine with the MR's Birmingham to Leicester line in the background
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Mrs Grey/P Lee
Another view of the portable engine with the MR's Birmingham to Leicester line in the background
Looking towards the 1936 built Ash Plant with the shed on the left and the coaling stage out of view on the right
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G Edmands
Railway workers and firemen deal with the aftermath of a derailment of petrol tank wagon south of Nuneaton

View of a local passenger train to Ashby standing on the left in the bay platform whilst milk churns are being loaded
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W Finch
View of a local passenger train to Ashby standing on the left in the bay platform whilst milk churns are being loaded

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Maps, Diagrams and Drawings

Layout of the original Nuneaton station showing just two platform faces, the goods yard and goods shed
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P Lee
Layout of the original Nuneaton station showing just two platform faces, the goods yard and goods shed
Plan of Nuneaton station after extensive remodelling to accommodate the Ashby and Coventry bays
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P Lee
Plan of Nuneaton station after extensive remodelling to accommodate the Ashby and Coventry bays
Plan of Nuneaton & Chilvers Coton Council's Sewage Work's siding and the MR bridge over the TVR
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P Lee
Plan of Nuneaton & Chilvers Coton Council's Sewage Work's siding and the MR bridge over the TVR
Plan of showing Jee's Quarry sidings and the designated limits for LNWR locomotives when working the two sidings
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P Lee
Plan of showing Jee's Quarry sidings and the designated limits for LNWR locomotives when working the two sidings
LNWR trackplan of Nuneaton Colliery & Brickworks Sidings at Griff Branch on the Nuneaton to Leamington line
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B Hickman
LNWR trackplan of Nuneaton Colliery & Brickworks Sidings at Griff Branch on the Nuneaton to Leamington line

Ordnance Survey Map of Nuneaton Station and approach roads first surveyed in 1886 and published in 1889
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National Library of Scotland
OS Map of Nuneaton Station and approach roads first surveyed in 1886 and published in 1889
Ordnance Survey Map of Nuneaton Station and goods shed updated in 1913 and published in 1914
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National Library of Scotland
Ordnance Survey Map of Nuneaton Station and goods shed updated in 1913 and published in 1914
Ordnance Survey Map of Nuneaton Station of both the up and down marshalling yards dated 1913 and published in 1914
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National Library of Scotland
OS Map of Nuneaton Station of both the up and down marshalling yards dated 1913 and published in 1914
OS Map of Nuneaton Station of both the up and down marshalling yards dated 1923 and published in 1924
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National Library of Scotland
OS Map of Nuneaton Station of both the up and down marshalling yards dated 1923 and published in 1924
A 1914 map showing Nuneaton station and the extensive up and down sidings located to the north of the station
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Ordnance Survey
A 1914 map showing the station and the extensive up and down sidings located to the north of the station

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Locomotives of the Pre-grouping Era (pre-1923)

LNWR 2-2-2 Problem Class No 1428 Eleanor  is one of two locomotives standing at the north end of Nuneaton station
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C Verrall
LNWR 2-2-2 Problem Class No 1428 Eleanor is one of two locomotives standing at the north end of Nuneaton station
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class 864 'Pilot' at Nuneaton station with a down local stopping service
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C Verrall
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class 864 'Pilot' at Nuneaton station with a down local stopping service
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class No 1105 'Hercules' stands at the north end of Nuneaton station
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C Verrall
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent class No 1105 'Hercules' stands at the north end of Nuneaton station
LNWR 2-2-2-2 Greater Britain Class No 525 'Princess May' stands with a down express service at Nuneaton circa 1900
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C Verrall
LNWR 2-2-2-2 Greater Britain Class No 525 'Princess May' stands with a down express service at Nuneaton circa 1900
LNWR 2-2-2 Problem class No 1 'Saracen' is seen standing at Nuneaton station's original platform three on a North bound express service
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RS Carpenter
LNWR 2-2-2 Problem class No 1 'Saracen' stands at Nuneaton's original platform 3 on a North bound service

Ex-LNWR 2-8-0 Class E four-cylinder Compound No 1042 is seen at the head of an up freight as it leaves Nuneaton's marshalling yard
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 2-8-0 Class E No 1042 is seen at the head of an up freight as it leaves Nuneaton's marshalling yard

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Locomotives of the LMS Era (1923 to 1947)

Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 5635 'Charles Lamb' is seen in red livery approaching Nuneaton station at the head of a down express
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 5635 'Charles Lamb' in red livery at the head of a down express approaching Nuneaton station
An unidentified ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class locomotive is seen at the head of a four-coach local stopping service
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AW Flowers
Unidentified ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class locomotive heads a four-coach local stopping service
View of an unidentified ex-LNWR 0-8-0 passes Nuneaton's up goods yard signal box as it starts away with a freight working
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SV Blencowe
An unidentified ex-LNWR 'Super D' 0-8-0 starts away with a freight working from Nuneaton's up goods yard
Ex-LNWR 0-8-2T 6F No 7878 is seen paused between movements shunting in the up marshalling yard opposite platform seven
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 0-8-2T 6F No 7878 pauses between shunting in the up marshalling yard opposite platform seven
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 Class G2a No 9082 is seen at the head of an up goods train in front of Nuneaton's hump siding
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 Class G2a No 9082 is seen at the head of an up goods train in front of Nuneaton's hump siding

LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 4389 pilots an unidentified ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class locomotive on a down express as it passes Ashby Junction
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AW Flowers
LMS 0-6-0 No 4389 pilots an unidentified ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class locomotive on a down express
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 5999 'Vindictive' is seen approaching Nuneaton at speed at the head of a down express
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 5999 'Vindictive' is approaching Nuneaton at speed at the head of a down express
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 7F No 2526 is seen light engine alongside the hump at Nuneaton's up marshalling yard during shunting duties
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 7F No 2526 is seen light engine alongside the hump at Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 9070 is seen standing alongside the up Ashby bay coupled to a full brake and another member of the same class
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 9070 is seen standing alongside the up Ashby bay coupled to a full brake
An unidentified 4-6-0 ex-LNWR Prince of Wales class is seen piloting an unidentified 4-6-0 member of the Royal Scot class still attached to Fowler tender
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AW Flowers
An unidentified 4-6-0 ex-LNWR Prince of Wales class locomotive is seen piloting an unidentified 4-6-0 Royal Scot

Ex-MR 1P No 1369, a class 2228 locomotive, is seen at the head of a branch line train to Ashby as it is about to cross over to join the branch
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AW Flowers
Ex-MR 1P No 1369 is seen at the head of a branch line train to Ashby as it is about to cross over to join the branch
LMS 0-6-0 3F No 7587 is seen standing during shunting duties in Nuneaton's up marshalling yard circa 1938
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AW Flowers
LMS 0-6-0 3F No 7587 is seen standing during shunting duties in Nuneaton's up marshalling yard circa 1938
Ex-MR 4-4-0 2P No 433 is seen resting at platform two at the head of a four-coach stopping train from Coventry
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AW Flowers
Ex-MR 4-4-0 2P No 433 is seen resting at platform two at the head of a four-coach stopping train from Coventry
LMS 4-4-0 4P Compound No 1081 is seen standing at platform one with a local stopping train to Coventry and Leamington
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AW Flowers
LMS 4-4-0 4P Compound No 1081 stands at platform one with a local stopping train to Coventry and Leamington
LMS 0-6-0 4F No 4087 is seen with its crew breaking up coal in the tender whilst being piloted at the head of a stopping passenger train
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AW Flowers
LMS 0-6-0 4F No 4087's crew break up coal in the tender whilst being piloted on a stopping passenger train

Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 5946 'Duke of Connaught' passes Ashby junction at the head of the up Sunny South Express
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WL Good
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 5946 'Duke of Connaught' passes Ashby junction at the head of the up Sunny South Express
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58272 is seen paused between jobs on Nuneaton's up hump siding circa 1951
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JF Clay
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58272 is seen paused between jobs on Nuneaton's up hump siding circa 1951
Ex-LNWR 7F G2a 0-8-0 No 9351 is seen shunting wagons over Nuneaton's up hump into the sidings in 1931
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HN James
Ex-LNWR 7F G2a 0-8-0 No 9351 is seen shunting wagons over Nuneaton's up hump into the sidings in 1931
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 Class G2a No 9070 is seen coupled buffer to buffer with another class member in the up sidings
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 Class G2a No 9070 is seen coupled with another class member in the up sidings
LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 6220 'Coronation' is seen passing through Nuneation station at the head of the inaugral down 'Coronation Scot' express
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L Merriott
LMS No 6220 'Coronation' passes through at the head of the inaugral down 'Coronation Scot' express

LMS Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 6226 'Duchess of Norfolk' on the up Royal Scot express in August 1938
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JF Clay
LMS Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 6226 'Duchess of Norfolk' on the up Royal Scot express in August 1938
LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation class No 6232 'Duchess of Montrose' is seen near Nuneaton station on the down Royal Scot
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WL Good
LMS Coronation class No 6232 'Duchess of Montrose' is seen near Nuneaton station on the down Royal Scot
LMS 4-6-0 Stanier Pacific No 6202, unofficially known as 'Turbomotive', is seen at the head of an up express passing Nuneaton No 1 Signal Box
Ref: lnwrns316
AW Flowers
LMS 4-6-0 No 6202 is seen at the head of an up express passing Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin
LMS 4-6-2 'Turbomotive' No 6202 is seen passing through Nuneaton station's platform three on a down express service
Ref: lnwrns1617
AW Flowers
LMS 4-6-2 No 6202 passing through Nuneaton station's platform three on a down express service
LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 6149 'The Middlesex Regiment' is seen on a down express prior to it receiving smokebox deflectors
Ref: lnwrns1630
AW Flowers
LMS 4-6-0 No 6149 'The Middlesex Regiment' on a down express prior to it receiving smokebox deflectors

LMS 2-6-2T 3MT No 203 now fitted with the larger boiler is seen standing light engine adjacent to the up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns1624
AW Flowers
LMS 2-6-2T 3MT No 203 with large boiler is seen standing light engine adjacent to the up marshalling yard
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6105 'Cameron Highlander' is seen approaching Nuneaton station at the head of an up express service
Ref: lnwrns1628
WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 No 6105 'Cameron Highlander' approaches Nuneaton station at the head of an up express service
LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 6132 'The Kings Regiment' wearing Gill Sans lining is seen on the up Merseyside Express
Ref: lnwrns1631
AW Flowers
LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot No 6132 'The Kings Regiment' with Gill Sans lining on the up Merseyside Express
LMS 5MT 2-6-0 No 2977 is seen standing held by signals opposite Nuneaton station's platform 5 during shunting of the yard
Ref: lnwrns1721
DJ Montgomery
LMS 5MT 2-6-0 No 2977 is held by signals opposite Nuneaton station's platform 5 during shunting of the yard
View of a fairly full Coventry Pneumatic Rail-car leaving Nuneaton station on a north bound service on a wet day on 12th May 1937
Ref: lnwrns1732
HW Robinson
View of a fairly full Coventry Pneumatic Rail-car leaving Nuneaton station on a north bound service on a wet day

LMS 5XP Patriot Class 4-6-0 No 5542 passes through Nuneaton station on 22nd January 1939
Ref: lnwrns2677
Anon
LMS 5XP Patriot Class 4-6-0 No 5542 passes through Nuneaton station on 22nd January 1939

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Locomotives of the British Railways Era (1948 to 1968)

Rebuilt ex-LMS Patriot class No 45545 'Planet' is seen passing under the Midland Railway's Birmingham to Leicester line
Ref: lnwrns547
AW Flowers
Rebuilt ex-LMS Patriot class No 45545 'Planet' is seen passing under the MR's Birmingham to Leicester line
British Railways Standard class 9F No 92030 is seen at the head of a goods train leaving the up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns303
AW Flowers
British Railways Standard class 9F No 92030 is seen at the head of a goods train leaving the up marshalling yard
British Railways 4-6-0 Standard class 5MT No 73033 is seen passing under the Midland line to Leicester on a down Class C goods service
Ref: lnwrns304
AW Flowers
BR 4-6-0 Standard class 5MT No 73033 passes under the Midland line to Leicester on a down Class C goods service
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48723 is seen entering the throat to the up marshalling yards with a down Class K working
Ref: lnwrns306
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48723 is seen entering the throat to the up marshalling yards with a down Class K working
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Princess Royal class No 46205 'Princess Victoria' is seen at the head of a down express approaching platform three
Ref: lnwrns308
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 class No 46205 'Princess Victoria' is seen heading a down express approaching platform three

Close up showing ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-0 No 43024 standing in the pilot road that lay immediately to the front of Leicester Road bridge abutment
Ref: lnwrns308a
AW Flowers
Close up of ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 43024 standing on the pilot road immediately to the front of the bridge abutment
View of the hump and lines to the 'East' goods yard as an unidentified ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F and 2-6-0 6F5P 'Crab' work the yard
Ref: lnwrns301
Anon
View of the lines to the 'East' goods yard as an unidentified ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F and 2-6-0 6F5P 'Crab' work the yard
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Jubilee class No 45735 'Comet' is seen at the head of an up express as it passes Nuneaton No 1 Signal Box
Ref: lnwrns1649
R East
Ex-LMS 6XP 4-6-0 No 45735 'Comet' at the head of an up express as it passes Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin
British Railways Standard Class 9F No 92156 is seen at the head of a mineral train leaving the up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns302
AW Flowers
BR Standard Class 9F No 92156 is seen at the head of a mineral train leaving the up marshalling yard
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-0 No 43034 is seen leaving platform two on a three-coach local stopping packed with school boys on train to Leicester
Ref: lnwrns312
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-0 No 43034 is seen leaving platform two on a three-coach local stopping train to Leicester

Ex-LMS 7P 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 46146 'The Rifle Brigade' is seen at the head of an up express service to Euston
Ref: lnwrns320
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 7P 4-6-0 No 46146 'The Rifle Brigade' is seen at the head of an up express service to Euston
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48258 is seen departing the up marshalling yard at the head of a Class J empty mineral train
Ref: lnwrns307
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48258 departs the up marshalling yard at the head of a Class J empty mineral train
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 7P Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 46124 'London Scottish Regiment' is seen passing Ashby Junction with an up express service
Ref: lnwrns309
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 7P No 46124 'London Scottish Regiment' is seen passing Ashby Junction with an up express service
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Patriot class No 45529 'Stephenson' is seen standing under the wires on a down express freight
Ref: lnwrns310
G Coltas
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45529 'Stephenson' is seen standing under the wires on a down express freight
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 4MT No 43024, is seen standing between duties in the up marshalling yard at Nuneaton
Ref: lnwrns313
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 4MT No 43024, is seen standing between duties in the up marshalling yard at Nuneaton

Ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T No 40207 is seen arriving at platform two on a three-coach local stopping train from Coventry
Ref: lnwrns314
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T No 40207 arriving at platform two on a three-coach local stopping train from Coventry
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 45537 'Private E Sykes VC' is seen passing Nuneaton's marshalling yard at the head of a down through freight
Ref: lnwrns321
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45537 'Private E Sykes VC' passes Nuneaton's marshalling yard at the head of a down freight
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP Jubilee class No 45584 'North West Frontier'  is seen passing Ashby junction at the head of an express to Manchester
Ref: lnwrns1729
R Reed
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45584 'North West Frontier' passes Ashby junction at the head of an express to Manchester
British Railways Standard class 5MT No 73004 is seen passing through platform four on a Class C up express goods service
Ref: lnwrns1625
AW Flowers
BR Standard class 5MT No 73004 passes through platform four on a Class C up express goods service
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49117 is seen at the head of a goods train on the slow up line as it passes the junction of the branch to Ashby
Ref: lnwrns1619
Anon
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49117 on a goods train on the slow up line passing Ashby Junction Signal Cabin

Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49115 is seen on a class K trip pick up working as it passes the junction with Ashby on the slow line
Ref: lnwrns1620
Anon
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49115 on a class K trip pick up working as it passing Ashby Junction Signal Cabin
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42951 is seen at the head of a class F express unfitted stock freight working as it enters the up marshalling yard from the south
Ref: lnwrns1623
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42951 heads a class F express unfitted stock freight into the up yard;s sidings from the south
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 46151 'The Royal Horse Guardsman' is seen at the head of a down express approaching platform two
Ref: lnwrns1626
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46151 'The Royal Horse Guardsman' is at the head of a down express approaching platform two
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 46127 'Old Contemptibles' is seen at the head of a down express passing through Nuneaton station's platform three
Ref: lnwrns1627
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot class No 46127 'Old Contemptibles' is seen at the head of a down express
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 46242 'City of Glasgow' is seen at the head of the Royal Train passing through Nuneaton station's platform four
Ref: lnwrns1629
Anon
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46242 'City of Glasgow' is at the head of the Royal Train passing through Nuneaton station

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Patriot class No 45525 'Colwyn Bay' is seen entering Nuneaton station's platform four at the head of an up express service
Ref: lnwrns1633
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45525 'Colwyn Bay' enters Nuneaton station's platform four at the head of an up express service
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 45548 'Lytham St Annes' is seen at the head of a class K pick up working as it passes platform five
Ref: lnwrns1635
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45548 'Lytham St Annes' is seen at the head of a class K working as it passes platform five
Ex-Midland Railways 2P No 40447, a 483 class locomotive, is seen standing at platform two with a local stopping train
Ref: lnwrns1637
NE Stead
Ex-MR 2P No 40447, a 483 class locomotive, is seen standing at platform two with a local stopping train
British Railways Class 40 D226 is seen at the head of the up ‘Royal Scot’ as it passes through Nuneaton in June 1961
Ref: lnwrns2695
HA Gamble
Ex-LMS 2MT 2-6-2T No 41204 pauses between trips opposite Nuneaton Power Signal Box on 21st May 1964
British Railways Britannia class 4-6-2 No 70044 'Earl Haig' is seen on an up express service as it approaches platform four
Ref: lnwrns1658
AW Flowers
BR Britannia class 4-6-2 No 70044 'Earl Haig' is seen on an up express service as it approaches platform four

Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 46246 'City of Manchester' is seen entering Nuneaton station at the head of the up Royal Scot
Ref: lnwrns1650
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46246 'City of Manchester' is seen entering Nuneaton station at the head of the up Royal Scot
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 46244 'King George VI' is seen at the head of a long express train passing Nuneaton
Ref: lnwrns1651
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46244 'King George VI' is seen at the head of a long express train passing Nuneaton
Britiah Railways Standard class 4MT No 76033 is seen marshalling stock in the carriage sidings ready to move to Nuneaton station
Ref: lnwrns299
AW Flowers
BR Standard class 4MT No 76033 is seen in the carriage sidings ready to move to Nuneaton station
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Hughes Crab' No 42941 is seen resplendent in British Railways full mixed traffic lined out livery as it shunts in the up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns1653
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42941 is in BR full mixed traffic lined out livery as it shunts in the up marshalling yard
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Highes Crab' No 42941 is seen in another view whilst shunting mineral wagons at the throat of Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns1654
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42941 in another view shunting wagons at the throat of Nuneaton's up marshalling yard

Ex-LMS 2-6-0 Hughes Crab No 42853 is seen at the head of a ballast train waiting for the signal to give it the road from the up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns1655
AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42853 at the head of a ballast train waits for a signal to give it the road from the up marshalling yard
BR built 2-6-2T No 41236 stands in the short siding situated between the down fast and down slow lines
Ref: lnwrns350
AW Flowers
BR built 2-6-2T No 41236 stands in the short siding situated between the down fast and down slow lines
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot is seen standing at platform four ready to depart for Euston with an up express
Ref: lnwrns1614
AW Flowers
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot stands at platform 4 ready to depart for Euston with an up express
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49318 is seen shunting stock over the hump in Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
Ref: lnwrns1687
HC Casserley
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 class G2a No 49318 is seen shunting stock over the hump in Nuneaton's up marshalling yard
British Railways Standard class 9F No 92009 is seen heading a mineral train out of the marshalling yard as an oil train is being shunted over the  yard's hump
Ref: lnwrns1688
DJ Montgomery
BR Standard class 9F No 92009 heads a mineral train out of the marshalling yard past an oil train

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 45311 is seen at the head of a fast fitted freight service as it passes in front of Nuneaton's shunting hump
Ref: lnwrns1675
DJ Montgomery
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45311 heads a fast fitted freight service as it passes in front of Nuneaton's shunting hump
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Patriot class No 45522 'Prestatyn' is seen at the head of an up express service as it passes through Nuneaton station
Ref: lnwrns1676
DJ Montgomery
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45522 'Prestatyn' heads an up express service as it passes through Nuneaton station
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Patriot class No 45540 'Sir Robert Turnball' is seen at the head an up express service exiting platform 5
Ref: lnwrns1677
DJ Montgomery
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45540 'Sir Robert Turnball' is seen at the head an up express service exiting platform 5
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T 4MT No 42331 is seen standing at Nuneaton whilst at the head of a passenger service
Ref: lnwrns1686
DJ Montgomery
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T 4MT No 42331 is seen standing at Nuneaton whilst at the head of a passenger service
LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 5517 is seen at 4pm on 20th March 1948, some three months since nationalisation, at the head of a down express to Southport
Ref: lnwrns1689
H W Robinson ©Steam Archive
LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 5517 is seen at the head of a down express to Southport

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 46151 'The Royal Horse Guardsman' is seen standing at platform 3 adjacent to Nuneaton No 2 Signal Box
Ref: lnwrns1690
HC Casserley
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46151 'The Royal Horse Guardsman' stands at platform 3 next to Nuneaton No 2 Signal Cabin
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 45539 'EC Trench' is seen at the head of a down class C freight made up of XP rolling stock
Ref: lnwrns1691
DJ Montgomery
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45539 'EC Trench' is seen at the head of a down class C freight made up of XP rolling stock
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Jubilee class No 45735 'Comet' is seen on an up express train as it passes through Nuneaton station's No 4 platform
Ref: lnwrns1692
RW Beaton
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45735 'Comet' is seen on an up express passing through Nuneaton's No 4 platform
British Railways built 3MT 2-6-2T No 41285 is seen running bunker first at the head of a goods train near Ashby junction
Ref: lnwrnsh353
AW Flowers
BR built 3MT 2-6-2T No 41285 is seen running bunker first at the head of a goods train near Ashby junction
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 44488 is seen at the head of a mineral train crossing the Trent Valley line on to the Coventry branch
Ref: lnwrns1711
R Green
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 44488 is at the head of a mineral train crossing the Trent Valley line on to the Coventry branch

British Railways 4-6-2 Class 7MT No 70048 'The Territorial Army' is seen passing through the station on an up express service
Ref: lnwrns2105
CA Clayson
BR 4-6-2 Class 7MT No 70048 'The Territorial Army' is seen passing through the station on an up express service
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 46227 'Duchess of Devenshire' is seen at the head of the up Royal Scot express service as it passes opposite Nuneaton shed
Ref: lnwrns1699
R Geen
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46227 'Duchess of Devenshire' heads the up Royal Scot express past Nuneaton shed
British Railways 4-6-2 Britannia Class No 70032 'Tennyson' is seen passing the carriage sidings on the 8 30am Manchester to Euston express
Ref: lnwrns1700
R Green
BR 4-6-2 No 70032 'Tennyson' heads an up express to Euston past Nuneaton's carriage sidings
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation class No 46245 is seen passing through platform 5 at the head of an up express parcels and milk train
Ref: lnwrns1701
R Reed
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46245 passing through platform 5 at the head of an up express parcels and milk train
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48416 is seen coming off the Ashby branch with a heavy coal train bound for Nuneaton Marshalling yards
Ref: lnwrns1702
R Reed
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48416 is seen coming off the Ashby branch with a heavy coal train bound for Nuneaton

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45089 is seen running at speed on a down fitted freight as it approaches Leicester Road bridge
Ref: lnwrns1703
R Green
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45089 running at speed on a down fitted freight as it approaches Leicester Road bridge
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 G2a class No 49068 is seen working a train of down empty mineral wagons back to the local collieries as it passes Ashby Junction
Ref: lnwrns1731
R Reed
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 G2a class No 49068 works a down train of empty mineral wagons back to the local collieries
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 Hughes Crab No 42931 seen heading a rake of covered wagons as it passes Ashby Junction during May 1956
Ref: lnwrns1697
R Reed
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 No 42931 seen heading a rake of covered wagons as it passes Ashby Junction during May 1956
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP Jubilee class No 45552 'Silver Jubilee' is seen on an up Liverpool to Rugby express passing Ashby Junction on May 1956
Ref: lnwrns1698
R Reed
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45552 'Silver Jubilee' is seen on an up Liverpool to Rugby express passing Ashby Junction
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45546 'Fleetwood' heads a Manchester to Euston express past Ashby Junction on 18th April 1960
Ref: lnwrns2703
GD King
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45546 'Fleetwood' heads an express to Euston past Ashby Junction on 18th April 1960

Ex-LMS 8P Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 46250 'City of Lichfield' passes through Nuneaton station on a down express
Ref: lnwrns2674
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 No 46250 'City of Lichfield' passes through Nuneaton station on a down express
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48474 trundles through Nuneaton station at the head of a down train of empty coal wagons in 1952
Ref: lnwrns2676
JF Clay
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48474 trundles through Nuneaton station at the head of a down train of empty coal wagons
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot No 46152 'The King's Regiment Liverpool' speeds through Nuneaton on the 07:50 Crewe to Euston
Ref: lnwrns2704
B Brooksbank
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Rebuilt Royal Scot No 46152 'The King's Regiment Liverpool' speeds through Nuneaton
BR built 2MT No 46519 runs into platform 2 on 23rd April 1966 to pick up passengers for the RCTS 'St George Railtour'
Ref: lnwrns2678
GW Sharpe
BR built 2MT No 46519 runs into platform 2 on 23rd April 1966 to pick up passengers for the RCTS Railtour
British Railways built 4-6-0 No 61353 pilots ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46236 'City of Bradford' on 10:40 am Euston to Carlisle
Ref: lnwrns2679
JF Clay
British Railways built 4-6-0 No 61353 pilots ex-LMS 4-6-2 No 46236 'City of Bradford' on 10:40 am Euston to Carlisle

BR Standard Class 7MT 4-6-2 No 70016 'Ariel' passes through the station at the head of a special to Crewe
Ref: lnwrns2680
JF Clay
BR Standard Class 7MT 4-6-2 No 70016 'Ariel' passes through the station at the head of a special to Crewe
British Railways Class 40 D226 is seen at the head of the up ‘Royal Scot’ as it passes through Nuneaton in June 1961
Ref: lnwrns2681
GW Sharpe
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-0 No 43002 pauses by the bridge carrying the Leicester Road over the railway in June 1957
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Stanier Crab' No 42967 waits by Nuneaton Up Siding Signal Cabinon a southbound freight on 22nd April 1963
Ref: lnwrns2682
HA Gamble
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Stanier Crab' No 42967 waits by Nuneaton Up Siding Signal Cabin on a southbound freight
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 G2a No 49181 is seen with a LNWR 6-wheeled Passenger Brake Van behind its tender in May 1952
Ref: lnwrns2684
GW Sharpe
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 G2a No 49181 is seen with a LNWR 6-wheeled Passenger Brake Van behind its tender in May 1952
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45652 'Hawke' stands in the up sidings being coupled up to a southbound freight train in 1963
Ref: lnwrns2684
JF Clay
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45652 'Hawke' stands in the up sidings being coupled up to a southbound freight train

Ex-LMS 7P 4-6-2 Princess Royal Class No 46205 'Princess Victoria' heads a Liverpool to Euston express in September 1950
Ref: lnwrns2691
JF Clay
Ex-LMS 7P 4-6-2 Princess Royal Class No 46205 'Princess Victoria' heads a Liverpool to Euston express
Ex-LMS 2P 0-4-4T No 41909 stands with a two-coach local passenger service at Platform One in 1957
Ref: lnwrns2692
JF Clay
Ex-LMS 2P 0-4-4T No 41909 with a two-coach local passenger service at Platform One in 1957
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Horwich Crab' No 42813 triple heads an up freight train past Nuneaton Up Sidings Signal Cabin in 1951
Ref: lnwrns2687
JF Clay
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Horwich Crab' No 42813 triple heads an up freight train past Nuneaton Up Sidings Signal Cabin in 1951
British Railways built 2-6-2T No 41236 enters Nuneaton station on a southbound Type 2 local passenger working
Ref: lnwrns2697
B Brooksbank
British Railways built 2-6-2T No 41236 enters Nuneaton station on a southbound Type 2 local passenger working
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70054 'Dornoch Firth' heads a down express through Nuneaton station on 26th March 1964
Ref: lnwrns3284
CA Clayson
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70054 'Dornoch Firth' heads a down express through Nuneaton station on 26th March 1964

British Railways Britannia Class 4-6-2 No 70050 Firth of Clyde of Crewe North shed dashes through platform 3
Ref: lnwrns3288
CA Clayson
British Railways Britannia Class 4-6-2 No 70050 Firth of Clyde of Crewe North shed dashes through platform 3
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45134 enters the station at the head of a fully fitted down express freight train
Ref: lnwrns3289
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45134 enters the station at the head of a fully fitted down express freight train
BR Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76052 of Saltley shed in Birmingham is travelling through Nuneaton station 'wrong line'
Ref: lnwrns3290
CA Clayson
BR Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76052 of Saltley shed in Birmingham is travelling through Nuneaton station 'wrong line'
Close up of BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76052 as it passes northwards 'wrong line' along the station's Up Main line
Ref: lnwrns3291
CA Clayson
Close up of BR Class 4MT
2-6-0 No 76052 as it passes northwards 'wrong line' along the station's Up Main line
BR English Electric Type 4 Diesel D219 is seen being uncoupled from its train at Nuneaton on 26th March 1964
Ref: lnwrns3293
CA Clayson
BR built 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44680 of Crewe North (5A) shed rattles northbound through Nuneaton station

Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45393 of Willesden (1A) shed passes through Nuneaton stationon 26th March 1964
Ref: lnwrns3294
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45393 of Willesden (1A) shed passes through Nuneaton stationon 26th March 1964
Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45324 speeds into the station from the north, laying a smokescreen over the tracks
Ref: lnwrns3296
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45324 speeds into the station from the north, laying a smokescreen over the tracks
Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45096 of Agecroft (9J) shed near Manchester speeds towards the south and lays a smokescreen over the tracks
Ref: lnwrns3297
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 No 45096 speeds towards the south and lays a smokescreen over the tracks
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45672 'Anson' approaches Nuneaton (Trent Valley) station from the south on the Main line
Ref: lnwrns3298
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45672 'Anson' approaches Nuneaton (Trent Valley) station from the south on the Main line
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 'Jubilee Class' No 45676 'Codrington' is seen on a freight service at Nuneaton on 6th August 1964
Ref: lnwrns3285
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45676 'Codrington' is seen on a freight service at Nuneaton on 6th August 1964

English Electric Type 4 Diesel D219 'Caronia' is proving difficult to uncouple from its train at Nuneaton
Ref: lnwrns3582
CA Clayson
BR Standard Class 7MT 4-6-0 No 70050 'Firth of Clyde' passes through Nuneaton on a Type 3 Freight service
A rear view of BR 7MT 4-6-0 No 70050 'Firth of Clyde' passing through Nuneaton on a Type 3 Freight service on 6th August 1964
Ref: lnwrns3577
CA Clayson
A rear view of BR 7MT 4-6-0 No 70050 'Firth of Clyde' passing through Nuneaton on a Type 3 Freight service
BR built 4-6-0 No 44680 passes beneath Leicester Road with a down Type 3 express freight working
Ref: lnwrns3579
CA Clayson
BR built 4-6-0 No 44680 passes beneath Leicester Road with a down Type 3 express freight working
CA Clayson<BR>Ex-LMS 8P Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 46240 'City of Coventry' passes by platform 3 on a down Type 3 working
Ref: lnwrns3580
CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 8P Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 46240 'City of Coventry' passes by platform 3 on a down Type 3 working
Ex-LMS 8P Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 46248 'City of Leeds' passes by platform 4 on an up Type 3 working on 6th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 8P Coronation Class 4-6-2 No 46248 'City of Leeds' passes by platform 4 on an up Type 3 working

Ex-LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 No 46256 'Sir William A Stanier' pilots ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45434 through Nuneaton station a down Type 3 Freight service on 20th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 No 46256 'Sir William A Stanier' pilots ex-LMS 5MT
4-6-0 No 45434
British Railways Standard Class 7MT 4-6-2 No 70018 'Flying Dutchman' heads through Nuneaton on an up express on 20th August 1964
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CA Clayson
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70018 'Flying Dutchman' heads through Nuneaton on an up express on 20th August 1964
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70010 'Owen Glendower' heads a down Type 3 Freight service on 20th August 1964
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CA Clayson
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70010 'Owen Glendower' heads a down Type 3 Freight service on 20th August 1964
 BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70044 'Earl Haig' heads a down Type 3 Freight service through the station on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70044 'Earl Haig' heads a down Type 3 Freight service through the station on 13th August 1964
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44588 passes under the Leicester Road with a down Type 3 Freight working
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44588 passes under the Leicester Road with a down Type 3 Freight working

Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44963 heads a Type 3 Freight service through Nuneaton on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44963 heads a Type 3 Freight service through Nuneaton on 13th August 1964
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45403 heads a down Type 3 Freight service through Nuneaton station on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45403 heads a down Type 3 Freight service through Nuneaton station on 13th August 1964
Ex-LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 No 46240 'City of Coventry' passes through Nuneaton station on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 No 46240 'City of Coventry' passes through Nuneaton station on 13th August 1964

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Diesel & Electric Dawn

British Railways Class 40 D226 is seen at the head of the up ‘Royal Scot’ as it passes through Nuneaton in June 1961
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CA Clayson
British Railways Class 40 D226 is seen at the head of the up ‘Royal Scot’ as it passes through Nuneaton
English Electric Company's experimental Co-Co diesel prototype is seen at the head of an up express as it passes the junction for the Ashby branch line
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Anon
English Electric Company's experimental Co-Co diesel prototype is seen at the head of an up express
Ex-Southern Region Diesel No 10203 is seen at the head of an up express service passing through Nuneaton station's platform 3
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P Lee
Ex-Southern Region Diesel No 10203 is seen at the head of an up express service passing through Nuneaton station
English Electric Type 4 D314 passes through the station on an up express during the summer of 1961
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CA Clayson
English Electric Type 4 D314 passes through the station on an up express during the summer of 1961
British Railways Class 40 D226 is seen at the head of the up ‘Royal Scot’ as it passes through Nuneaton in June 1961
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CA Clayson
English Electric Type 4 Diesel locomotive D308 heads the up 'Royal Scot' express through Nuneaton station

English Electric 1Co-Co1 Type 4  Diesel locomotive D225 passes through Nuneaton station on a down express service
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CA Clayson
English Electric 1Co-Co1 Type 4 Diesel locomotive D225 passes through Nuneaton station on a down express
An unidentified English Electric Type 4 Diesel locomotive passes through with the up 'Emerald Isle Express'
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CA Clayson
An unidentified English Electric Type 4 Diesel locomotive passes through with the up 'Emerald Isle Express'
English Electric Type 4 D303 heads a Type 3 Freight working transporting Ford parts through Nuneaton
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CA Clayson
English Electric Type 4 D303 heads a Type 3 Freight working transporting Ford parts through Nuneaton
A two-car Metro-Cammell Diesel Multiple Unit forms the 4:40pm Tamworth to Rugby service on 11th March 1961
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M Mensing
A two-car Metro-Cammell Diesel Multiple Unit forms the 4:40pm Tamworth to Rugby service on 11th March 1961
LMS English Electric Diesel locomotive 10001 and classmate 10000 power through Nuneaton on the up 'Royal Scot' express circa 1949
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JF Clay
LMS Diesel locomotive 10001 and classmate 10000 power through Nuneaton on the up 'Royal Scot' express

English Electric Type 4 D330 heads the 12:50 Bangor to Euston express through Nuneaton on 11th March 1961
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M Mensing
English Electric Type 4 D330 heads the 12:50 Bangor to Euston express through Nuneaton on 11th March 1961
English Electric Class AL1  E3022 approaches Nuneaton station from the north with a train for Euston
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CA Clayson
English Electric Class AL1 E3022 approaches Nuneaton station from the north with a train for Euston
English Electric D213 'Andania' with a southbound passenger train at Nuneaton on Thursday 26th March 1964
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CA Clayson
English Electric D213 'Andania' with a southbound passenger train at Nuneaton on Thursday 26th March 1964
British Railways  0-4-0 Class D3/1 D2912 stands alongside Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin in January 1960
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P Lee
British Railways 0-4-0 Class D3/1 D2912 stands alongside Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin in January 1960
An unidentified 0-4-0 Diesel locomotive shunts in the sidings adjacent to Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin
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V Holloway
An unidentified 0-4-0 Diesel locomotive shunts in the sidings adjacent to Nuneaton No 1 Signal Cabin

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Changing locomotives at Nuneaton station

As stated in the extract from 'Modern Railways' seen below, for a few months during the West Coast Main Line electrification programme, from March to November 1964, Nuneaton (Trent Valley) station became the changeover point for electric traction as the wires were extended towards Euston. We have several photographs showing the changeover: the first three show English Electric Type 4 Diesel D219 'Caronia' on Thursday 26th March 1964, having brought in a down express from Euston station, being replaced by British Railways Class AL5 E3068; then, from earlier the same afternoon, two pictures of English Electric Class AL3 E3030, having replaced D304, preparing to take a train forward, probably to Liverpool; then a solitary colour photo of AL5 E3088 on 20th August 1964, probably being coupled to a northbound express; and, finally, a set of three photos showing D319 being reversed and then coupled up to take forward a service to Euston on 13th August 1964.

John Clayson

English Electric Type 4 Diesel D219 'Caronia' is proving difficult to uncouple from its train at Nuneaton
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CA Clayson
English Electric Type 4 Diesel D219 'Caronia' is proving difficult to uncouple from its train at Nuneaton
English Electric Class AL5 E3068 is coupled to the down express on Thursday 26th March 1964
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CA Clayson
British Railways English Electric Class AL5 E3068 is coupled to the down express on Thursday 26th March 1964
E3068 makes ready to depart for the north at Nuneaton (Trent Valley) station on Thursday 26th March 1964
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CA Clayson
E3068 makes ready to depart for the north at Nuneaton (Trent Valley) station on Thursday 26th March 1964
English Electric E3030 is seen reversing towards its train, in the distance is English Electric Type 4 Diesel D304
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CA Clayson
English Electric E3030 is seen reversing towards its train, in the distance is English Electric Type 4 Diesel D304
English Electric E3030 is at the head of the four coach down express train at Nuneaton station on 26th March 1964
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CA Clayson
English Electric E3030 is at the head of the four coach down express train at Nuneaton station on 26th March 1964

British Railways Electric locomotive E 3088 is seen being uncoupled from an southbound express on 20th August 1964
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CA Clayson
BR Electric locomotive E 3088 is seen being uncoupled from an southbound express on 20th August 1964
The guard and porter wait for D319 to reverse back in order to couple up to take the train forward on 13th August 1964
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CA Clayson
The guard and porter wait for D319 to reverse back in order to couple up to take the train forward on 13th August 1964
The train guard writes down the time that D319 is officially coupled up and ready to depart for Euston
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CA Clayson
The train guard writes down the time that D319 is officially coupled up and ready to depart for Euston
Driver Frankie Gayle of Euston walks past D319 to assist in the coupling up of the locomotive prior to taking the train forward to Euston
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CA Clayson
Driver Frankie Gayle of Euston walks past D319 to assist in the coupling up of the locomotive to the train

Extract from Modern Railways April 1964 Edition

Electric traction to Nuneaton

From 2nd March 1964, Nuneaton became a locomotive changing point for about half the London Midland Region Western Lines passenger trains between Euston, Crewe and the north when electric working on commercial services was extended southwards from Crewe to that point. About 18 passenger trains each way are booked for electric haulage on weekdays, together with some parcels and freight trains and certain Sunday services. This stage marks a major extension of electrification towards Euston, since until now only a few Birmingham-line passenger trains have been electrically-hauled between Crewe and Stafford and all Liverpool or Manchester to London trains have changed locomotives at Crewe. The extension effectively adds about 61 route miles of electric operation to the London services and Nuneaton now marks the halfway point of electrification between Liverpool and and London. Nearly all London to Liverpool or Manchester services are now electrically hauled north of Nuneaton, but many other trains to or from the non-electrified lines north or west of Crewe are also electrically-worked between Nuneaton and Crewe and, in consequence, incur a double locomotive change. Particular exceptions are the three day Euston to Glasgow trains each way, which remain diesel-hauled throughout, but a number of Anglo-Scottish trains are electrically worked as, for example, the down Inverness sleeper and the 19:00 Glasgow- to Marylebone. Many trains rostered for electric haulage have no public stop at Nuneaton but are allowed about 7 to 8 minutes to change locomotives. The electric locomotives can easily make up this allowance in running. Nevertheless, the 10 minutes additions in running time south of Rugby for engineering works, inserted into the public timetable last November (1963), remain in force, despite the greater potential of the electric locomotives in regaining this time than was possible with the Type 4 diesels. The introduction of electric working on this scale will clearly release the surviving Stanier Pacifies from any workings as diesel substitutes, for the EE Type 4 diesels will obviously be redeployed in greater numbers south of Nuneaton and north of Crewe. This strengthens the suggestion that the London Midland "Coronation" and possibly "Britannia" Pacifies, may be transferred to the Southern Region. (N.B. Regretfully this migration of Stanier Pacifics never happened. Perhaps if it did we might have seen London Midland Region Stanier Pacifics and Britannia Pacifics being sent to Barry instead of the SR Pacifics and therefore saved for prosperity.)

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