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Rugby Shed

Rugby Shed (237) Rugby Station (374)

 

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Rugby's importance as a junction station combined with being almost equidistant between Euston and Crewe meant that for nearly one hundred years Rugby Shed was strategically important, first to the LNWR and then to its successors, the LMS and the British Railways Board. Hawkin's & Reeve's state in their book 'LMS Engine Sheds: Volume One - The L&NWR' that at various times Rugby was an engine changing point for a variety of services, particularly for the Liverpool and Manchester to London expresses in the 1870s. It was also an important and complex junction and was therefore an obvious site to locate an engine shed and servicing facilities. It was realised that 'extensive accommodation' would be required at Rugby 'for the housing and casual repair of engines' as early as 1847, and in 1850 McConnell reported 'that additional shelter for engines is much required at Rugby, there being 22 engines in steam daily and shed room for only eleven.' and he proposed a shed 'like the one to be erected at Bletchley which may be removed at little expense'.

This shed was erected the following year and by 1853 two sheds were in use, one for the Northern Division and the other for the Southern Division. In 1866 there were one hundred engines at Rugby. Thirty-nine passenger types (including five banking engines) and fifty-four goods engines with five 'shunters' and a couple of 'ballast engines'. Water came from Use River Avon at this time and the supply was very irregular. Ramsbottom suggested the construction of a 500,000 gallon reservoir and this was approved by the locomotive committee. The following year an extra siding was ordered to be put in so that engines did not have to approach and leave the turntable by the same road, a practice that was 'very dangerous in foggy weather'. Material for this siding was to be obtained from 'Peterborough Coke Oven Siding'.

Harry Jack of the LNWR Society writes, 'Photographs of this earlier shed seem to be unknown, but there is a small and rather crude engraving of Rugby in Measom's Guide to the North Western Railway published in 1859 (see 'lnwrrm2613'). The view is looking west from the west end of the station. The wooden footbridge crosses the LNWR and ends in a flight of steps down to a tunnel under the Midland line on the right, where a Midland Counties Railway (Bury?) engine is standing. In the left background is the engine shed: the larger and nearer building might be meant to represent the coaling stage - shown as ‘coke shed’ in this position on the 1863 plan. There are two round-topped doorways in the centre, one of which might be the opening seen behind the crew on 'Soult'. The shed itself is shown as a range of gable-fronts extending to the left and behind the footbridge abutment. This building is in the position of the radial shed on the plan'.

Harry Jack further states, 'Most of what is known about the early history of LNWR sheds can be found in a series of articles in the Stephenson Locomotive Society Journal of 1957-1960 by the late Leslie W Jones writing under the pseudonym 'Perseus'. Rugby is dealt with in the August 1957 edition at page 249; apparently the LNWR studied engine sheds on other lines, including the Chemin de fer du Nord in France, in its search for an ideal solution to the Rugby locomotive accommodation problem. In the Public Record Office at Kew there is a plan of Rugby dated 1863 which shows a very strange engine shed on the south side of the line between the old and new Rugby stations, just to the west of the long footbridge crossing the main line where the Midland line comes in from Leicester. Next to the Down line is an oblong shed with five roads running straight through the building, while a narrow extension southwards is built on a curve with twenty roads entering radially from the east, the rails fanning out from sets of points near the footbridge. The width of this curved extension looks as though it would shelter one engine on each track; rather like some sheds in France and Germany and presumably this was the ‘gigantic building with separate compartments for each locomotive’ described in the Rugby Advertiser of 19th July 1851'.

Hawkin's & Reeve continue, 'in 1875 the establishment was ordered to be moved 'to the new position on the Stamford line'. The first shed was completed the following year and by 1886 two large straight sheds, identical in size and appearance, had been erected at the north side of the station. Webb had described his design to the Institute of Civil Engineers a year or so previously and this dates the construction of the second shed. Both had a north light pattern style of roof with the usual type of large LNWR coal stage and water tank above. Two 40 ft turntables were provided in the yard. A three road repair shop, an out-station of Crewe, was established on a site to the north and by 1909 the shed, LNWR No 8, was accurately described as 'very extensive' and by this lime 'no less than 160 locomotives' were stationed there including '26 of the newest Precursors’.

The number of men employed totalled nearly 900 and the six sub-sheds, at Warwick, Coventry, Peterborough, Stamford, Seaton and Market Harborough, made Rugby one of the largest and most important sheds on the system. One feature for many years was the large number of locomotives stored each winter. Particularly in the early 1930s, several dozen locos might be in store depending on the exact state of the country's economy. At the Grouping a number of MR locos were taken over from the small Midland shed at the west end of the station, and the sub-shed at Peterborough was closed. Rugby became the chief depot of a large district in 1935 receiving the code 2A, and a number of improvements were carried out by the LMS. Coal and ash plants, by Messrs Mitchell Engineering Company and Messrs Dempster and Sons Limited respectively, were erected in 1934 and, between 1938 and 1943, many of the pits were altered and renewed at a cost of over £3,000. 'No 1' shed, the building nearest the station, was designated the 'garage' or 'sub-depot' in the 1933 scheme, and 'No 2' shed became the 'concentration' depot. A 55 ft turntable was installed at the far end of the yard beyond the viaduct carrying the ex-GC tracks over the West Coast Main lane.

The abandonment of engine changing on many expresses had left Rugby mainly as a home for freight locos and express types were rarely allocated until mass withdrawals in the 1960s consigned locomotives like 'Patriots' and 'Jubilees' to lesser duties. However, its position on a critical junction ensured it remained one of the primary depots of the LMS and it received a large share of the new Stanier locos when they were built. Some forty 'Black Fives' were allocated in 1954 with ten '8F' 2-8-0s. The remainder of the ninety odd locos by this time comprised ten 0--8-0s, nine 2-6-4Ts and a motley collection of ex MR and '4F‘ 0-6-0s, '3F‘ tanks and '4P' 4-4-0s. An interesting locomotive was No. 46604, one of the last two surviving Webb 2—4—2Ts. The LMS paid no attention, however, to the roofs at Rugby and by the end of the Second World War these were becoming decidingly unkempt. In 1955 'No. 1' shed largely demolished and a new higher roof. in steel with corrugated sheeting, was provided, the building being drastically shortened at the same time. The old 'concentration' shed ‘No. 2" was destined for the same treatment but in the event was left untouched and was finally demolished in 1960. to make way for a car park. The work* closed in 1959 subsequently finding a use as a fitting shop for new BTH/BRCW electric locomotives. A repair shop was built during 1958/9 between the two sheds for the thirteen diesel shunter* by then stationed at Rugby but advancing electrification finally ‘killed off the depot and it closed, along with Crewe North, on 25th April, 1965. The shed ended life as 1F, a code it had taken on 9th September 1965, and although the remaining ‘No. 1' building found a use for a while as a stock store and diesel shunter stabling point, it too has since been demolished.

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Rugby's early sheds and locomotives

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Looking towards Stafford showing the wooden bridge and behind on the left Rugby's 1850s engine shed
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H Jack
Looking towards Stafford showing the wooden bridge and behind on the left Rugby's 1850s engine shed
Close up showing a representation of Rugby's engine shed on the left and the coaling stage on the right
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H Jack
Close up showing a representation of Rugby's engine shed on the left and the coaling stage on the right
LNWR locomotives 'Old Crewe' 2-2-2 No 500 'Menai', 'Bloomer' 2-2-2 No 847 and 2-2-2 No 1435 'Fortuna'
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H Jack
LNWR locomotives 'Old Crewe' 2-2-2 No 500 'Menai' and 2-2-2 No 1435 'Fortuna' standing outside Rugby shed
LNWR Southern Division 2-2-2 'Small Bloomer' No 602 seen posed outside one of Rugby's coke sheds circa 1868
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E Talbot
LNWR Southern Division 2-2-2 'Small Bloomer' No 602 seen posed outside one of Rugby's coke sheds circa 1868
LNWR Southern Division 2-2-2 Lady of the Lake class No 804 'Soult' stands at Rugby's coke shed circa 1868
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E Talbot
LNWR Southern Division 2-2-2 Lady of the Lake class No 804 'Soult' stands at Rugby's coke shed circa 1868

View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
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N Parkhouse
View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
Plan of Rugby's 1850s station and engine sheds showing the facilities used by both the L&NWR and Midland Railway
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P Ellliot
Plan of Rugby's 1850s station and engine sheds showing the facilities used by both the L&NWR and Midland Railway

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Panoramic views

View of Rugby Engine Shed No 2 circa 1922 showing a variety of LNWR tender locomotives in steam
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J Alsop
View of Rugby Engine Shed No 2 circa 1922 showing a variety of LNWR tender locomotives in steam
An early 1930s view of Rugby shed showing a mix of passenger, freight and passenger tank locomotives
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LGRP
An early 1930s view of Rugby shed showing a mix of passenger, freight and passenger tank locomotives
Close up view of the sub-shed with a mixture of LNWR and LMS passenger locomotives standing in front of the shed
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LGRP
Close up view of the sub-shed with a mixture of LNWR and LMS passenger locomotives standing in front of the shed
Close up view of the sub-shed with a mixture of LNWR passenger and goods locomotives standing in front of the shed
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LGRP
Close up view of the sub-shed with a mixture of passenger and goods locomotives standing in front of the shed
View from in front of the sub shed towards the main depot showing a large number of locomotives stabled outside
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W Potter
View from in front of the sub shed towards the main depot showing a large number of locomotives stabled outside

Panoramic view of the shed showing the main depot and the sub-depot or garage
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Railway Magazine
A panoramic view of Rugby's motive power depot with the sub-depot on the left and the main depot on the right
Close up showing the sub-shed or 'garage' on the left and on the right Rugby's three roadworks works building
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Railway Magazine
Close up showing on the left the twelve road sub-shed or 'garage' and on the right, Rugby's fitting shop
Close up showing Rugby's twelve road main depot with its typical FW Webb designed northlight pattern style roof
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Railway Magazine
Close up showing Rugby's twelve road main depot with its typical FW Webb designed northlight pattern style roof
Looking across the tracks of the sub-depot towards the carriage shed with the passenger station behind
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Railway Magazine
Looking across the tracks of the sub-depot towards the carriage shed with the passenger station behind
View of Rugby's locomotive yard and shed with most locomotives stabled inside on this Sunday morning in 1953
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B Brooksbank
View of Rugby's locomotive yard and shed with most locomotives stabled inside on this Sunday morning in 1953

Close up showing the bidirectional engine line and the up line to Market Harborough in the foreground
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the bidirectional engine line and the up line to Market Harborough in the foreground
An elevated view of the London end of the station showing the bidirectional engine line in the foreground
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A Bailey
An elevated view of the London end of the station showing the bidirectional engine line in the foreground
View of Rugby's near empty No 1 Shed or Garage on 29th March 1965 some two months prior to its closure
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W Wright
View of Rugby's near empty No 1 Shed or Garage on 29th March 1965 some two months prior to its closure
View of Rugby's coaling plant showing on the right the bidirectional engine line curving towards the GC bridge
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IJ Williams
View of Rugby's coaling plant showing on the right the bidirectional engine line curving towards the GC bridge

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Inside the sheds and workshops

A pre-First World War view of Rugby's shed staff posing for the photographer inside the shed on pay day
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Railway Gazette
A pre-First World War view of Rugby's shed staff posing for the photographer inside the shed on pay day
Another view inside the shed showing crew signing on and locos standing ready to leave for duty
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Railway Magazine
Another view inside the shed showing crew signing on and locos standing ready to leave for duty
Inside Rugby's Repair Shops showing two ex-LNWR 0-8-0 locomotives and an ex-LMS 4-4-0 Compound locomotive
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B Brooksbank
Inside Rugby's Repair Shops showing two ex-LNWR 0-8-0 locomotives and an ex-LMS 4-4-0 Compound locomotive
View of the entrance to the three road engine repair workshop with the stationary boiler on the left
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W Potter
View of the entrance to Rugby's three-road Erecting Workshop which was opened in November 1892
An internal view of Rugby's Fitting workshop showing several ex-LMS and BR Standard locomotives being repaired
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MA Griffin
Internal view of the Fitting Workshop showing several ex-LMS and BR Standard locomotives being repaired

Close up showing the old ex-LNWR stationary boiler that was erected alongside the Erecting Workshop
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L Hanson
Close up showing the old ex-LNWR stationary boiler that was erected alongside the Erecting Workshop
Close up showing on the right the old ex-LNWR stationary boiler and the covered siding with inspection pit
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W Potter
Close up showing on the right the old ex-LNWR stationary boiler and the covered siding with inspection pit
A clean ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48526 carrying its home '2A' Rugby shed plate is seen reposed inside of Rugby's new shed
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R Reed
A clean ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48526 carrying its home '2A' Rugby shed plate stands inside of Rugby's new shed
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48637 is seen in steam inside of Rugby's No 2 shed which had been built in 1878
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J Hyde
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48637 is seen in steam inside of Rugby's No 2 shed which had been built in 1878
LNWR 2-2-2-0 'Dreadnought Class' No 2061 'Harpy' is seen without its cab under repair in the Erecting Workshop
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J Alsop
LNWR 2-2-2-0 'Dreadnought Class' No 2061 'Harpy' is seen without its cab under repair in the Erecting Workshop

Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45398 is seen under repair with fitters in its smokebox on 29th March 1965

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W Wright
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45398 is seen under repair with fitters in its smokebox on 29th March 1965
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45237 is seen with its tender having been removed to resolve an earth fault
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N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45237 is seen with its tender having been removed to resolve an earth fault
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25702 stands inside the shed with its rods removed on 31st March 1935
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L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25702 stands inside the shed with its rods removed on 31st March 1935
Ex-LNWR G2a 0-8-0 No 48927 with wreath on smokebox to mark the closure of Rugby Erecting Workshop
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R Sharratt
Ex-LNWR G2a 0-8-0 No 48927 with wreath on smokebox to mark the closure of Rugby Erecting Workshop

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Servicing the locomotives - Coaling, Watering and Turning

Coaling & watering

View of Rugby's enlarged manually operated coaling stage with large water tank fitted above
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LGRP
View of Rugby's enlarged manually operated coaling stage with large water tank fitted above
Close up showing one of the coaling stage's chutes which were lowered on to the tender or bunker
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LGRP
Close up showing one of the coaling stage's chutes which were lowered on to the tender or bunker
Close up showing Rugby's the two-road structure having no coaling chutes to the north face of the coaling stage
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G Coltas
Close up showing Rugby's the two-road structure having no coaling chutes to the north face of the coaling stage
Close up showing both of Rugby's single skip ash plants with the remodelled water tank behind
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L Hanson
Close up showing both of Rugby's single skip ash plants with the remodelled water tank behind
View of Rugby's No 1 type Coaling plant introduced as part of the LMS's modernisation programme
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Railway Gazette
View of Rugby's No 1 type Coaling plant introduced as part of the LMS's modernisation programme

Close up of the top of the Coaling Plant showing the hoist used to raise the coal wagons
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Railway Gazette
Close up of the top of the Coaling Plant with the hoist used to raise the coal wagons on the other side
View of the Coaling Plant being used by an ex-LNWR 0-6-0 goods engine not long after it had been built
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Railway Gazette
View of the Coaling Plant being used by an ex-LNWR 0-6-0 goods engine not long after it had been built
Close up of the mechanical coaling plant with the new ground level water tank immediately behind
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Weston Collection
Close up of the mechanical coaling plant with the new ground level water tank immediately behind
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25797, which was never named, stands below Rugby's coaling plant
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L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25797, which was never named, stands below Rugby's coaling plant
Close up showing the vertical coaling chutes with horizontal units used to place the coal into tenders and bunkers
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L Hanson
Close up showing the vertical coaling chutes with horizontal units used to place the coal into tenders and bunkers

Close up of the cabin housing the operating equipment for the coal chutes mounted on the side of the plant
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L Hanson
Close up of the cabin housing the operating equipment for the coal chutes mounted on the side of the plant
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Claughton Class No 5962 is seen taking on water from a parachute water tank
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G Coltas
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 rebuilt Claughton Class No 5962 is seen taking on water from a parachute water tank
Close up showing the fireman operating the lever of the parachute water tank after having coaled the locomotive
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G Coltas
Close up showing the fireman operating the lever of the parachute water tank after having coaled the locomotive
Close up showing the fireman controlling the water flowing into the tender by moving the lever up and down
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LGRP
Close up showing the fireman controlling the water flowing into the tender by moving the lever up and down
Close up showing the fireman controlling the flow of water thereby freeing up the driver for other duties
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LGRP
Close up showing the fireman controlling the flow of water thereby freeing up the driver for other duties

LNWR 0-6-0ST 'Special Tank' No 3196 taking on water from one of Rugby's parachute water tanks
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J Alsop
LNWR 0-6-0ST 'Special Tank' No 3196 taking on water from one of Rugby's parachute water tanks
View of Rugby Loco Cabin which controlled access to the shed from the spur off the line to Market Harborough
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WoW
View of Rugby Loco Cabin which controlled access to the shed from the spur off the line to Market Harborough
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 3P No 5276 'Titan' stands inside Rugby's Coal Hole with its tender now replenished
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LNWR Society
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 3P No 5276 'Titan' stands inside Rugby's Coal Hole with its tender now replenished
View of an unknown locomotive being coaled at Rugby's LMS coaling plant built in the 1930s
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LNWR Society
View of an unknown locomotive being coaled at Rugby's LMS coaling plant built in the 1930s

Turntable

LNWR 7F 0-8-0 'Super D' Class G2 No 9407 runs on to the turntable after coaling ready to be turned on 14th May 1928
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WL Good
LNWR 7F 0-8-0 'Super D' Class G2 No 9407 runs onto the turntable after coaling ready to be turned
LMS 4P Compound No 1129 stands on the turntable being turned by both crew members ready for service
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L Hanson
LMS 4P Compound No 1129 stands on the turntable being turned by both crew members ready for service
Close up showing one of the two crew pushing hard on the turntable's pole in order to turn the locomotive
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L Hanson
Close up showing one of the two crew pushing hard on the turntable's pole in order to turn the locomotive
Ex-LNWR 4F 4-6-0 Whale 'Experiment Goods class' No 8867 is being turned fully coaled and watered ready for another trip
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L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Whale 'Experiment Goods' No 8867 is seen being turned on Rugby's 40 foot turntable
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5250 'Færie Queene' is seen on the turntable on 2nd April 1929
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WL Good
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5250 'Færie Queene' is seen on the turntable on 2nd April 1929

Ex-Midland Railway 2-4-0 No 128 is seen standing on the turntable with its crew on 11th April 1931
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L Hanson
Ex-Midland Railway 2-4-0 No 128 is seen standing on the turntable with its crew on 11th April 1931
Close up showing the driver of No 45670 operating Rugby's vacuum powered 55 foot turntable
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A Curtis
Close up showing the driver of No 45670 operating Rugby's vacuum powered 55 foot turntable
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6112 'Sherwood Forester' is seen in original condition approaching the turntable
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WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6112 'Sherwood Forester' is seen in original condition approaching the turntable
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1153 returns from the turntable ready for its next trip
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WL Good
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1153 returns from the turntable ready for its next trip
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6117 'Welsh Guardsman' still in original condition is seen passing in front of the turntable
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L Hanson
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6117 'Welsh Guardsman' is still in original condition as it leaves the turntable

LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 13073 reverses to the turntable ready for its next trip on 17th August 1928
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WL Good
LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 13073 reverses to the turntable ready for its next trip on 17th August 1928
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales class' No 5711 is seen standing on the turntable on 2ndApril 1929
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WL Good
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales class' No 5711 is seen standing on the turntable on 2ndApril 1929
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45740 'Munster' is seen on the turntable road adjacent to the GCR bridge
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P Leonard
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45740 'Munster' is seen on the turntable road adjacent to the GCR bridge in the early 1960s
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45670 'Howard of Effingham' is seen being turned on Rugby's turntable on 1st April 1961
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A Curtis
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45670 'Howard of Effingham' is seen being turned on Rugby's turntable on 1st April 1961
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland, is about to be turned on Rugby's turntable on 1st April 1961
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A Curtis
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland, is about to be turned on Rugby's turntable on 1st April 1961

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45669 'Fisher' is seen reversing on to Rugby's turntable in the summer of 1960
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C Mabbs
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45669 'Fisher' is seen reversing on to Rugby's turntable in the summer of 1960
Ex-LNWR 0-6-0ST Special Tank Engine, only bearing the nameplate 'Carr Depot Wol', is seen taking water at Rugby
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D Smith
Ex-LNWR 0-6-0ST Special Tank Engine, only bearing the nameplate 'Carr Depot Wol', is seen taking water at Rugby

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Rugby People

'Bill 'Jock' Bailey stands with lamp in hand in his guard's uniform at the rear of No 7 New Station cottage
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A Bailey
'Bill 'Jock' Bailey stands with lamp in hand in his guard's uniform at the rear of No 7 New Station cottage
David Bailey (1946 - 1981) poses for the camera as he sits on the driver's side inside an unidentified locomotive
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A Bailey
David Bailey (1946 - 1981) poses for the camera as he sits on the driver's side inside an unidentified locomotive
Fireman Bill 'Waterloo Willy' Warriner poses next to his mates new Ford in front of Rugby Enginemen's Lodge
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N Ratledge
Fireman Bill 'Waterloo Willy' Warriner poses next to his mates new Ford in front of Rugby Enginemen's Lodge
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Patriot Class' No 45547 is seen being cabbed by an unknown cleaner within Rugby No 2 shed
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N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Patriot Class' No 45547 being cabbed by an unknown cleaner within Rugby No 2 shed
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 'Stanier Black 5' No 45000 is seen 'cabbed' by Driver Graham's son Ken Graham
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J Brown
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 'Stanier Black 5' No 45000 is seen 'cabbed' by Driver Graham's son Ken Graham

Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Princess Coronation Class No 46256 'Sir William Stanier FRS' stands outside Rugby No 1 shed
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A Bailey
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation Class No 46256 'Sir William Stanier FRS' stands outside Rugby No 1 shed
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42104 is seen raising steam in front of No 1 shed with David Bailey and friend in the cab
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A Bailey
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42104 is seen raising steam in front of No 1 shed with David Bailey and friend in the cab
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42446 stands wreathed in smoke outside of Rugby's No 2 shed with Joe Brown in the cab
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J Brown
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42446 stands wreathed in smoke outside of Rugby's No 2 shed with Joe Brown in the cab
An unknown driver poses for the camera alongside of an unidentified ex-LNWR G2a 0-8-0 locomotive
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N Ratledge
An unknown driver poses for the camera alongside of an unidentified ex-LNWR G2a
0-8-0 locomotive
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 40487 stands with an unknown cleaner  outside of Rugby No 2 shed in Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 40487 stands with an unknown cleaner outside of Rugby No 2 shed in Spring 1959

Ex-MR 0-6-0 1142 Class No 58171 is seen with an unknown crew ready to leave the shed for its next trip
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N Ratledge
Ex-MR 0-6-0 1142 Class No 58171 is seen with an unknown crew ready to leave the shed for its next trip
Ex-MR 0-6-0 1142 Class No 58171 is again seen in steam with an unknown fireman posing for the camera
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N Ratledge
Ex-MR 0-6-0 1142 Class No 58171 is again seen in steam with an unknown fireman posing for the camera
British Railways built 4MT 2-6-0 No 43005 stands outside of Rugby No 2 shed with an unknown fireman sitting on the front buffers
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N Ratledge
BR built 4MT 2-6-0 No 43005 stands outside of Rugby No 2 shed with an unknown fireman sitting on the front buffers
Fireman Bill Warriner stands alongside his driver in the cab of ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee 4-6-0 No 45672 'Anson'
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J Kirby
Fireman Bill Warriner stands alongside his driver in the cab of ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee 4-6-0 No 45672 'Anson'
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 5554 'Ontario' stands outside No 2 Shed with its crew and cleaners circa late 1940s
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N Ratledge
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 5554 'Ontario' stands outside No 2 Shed with its crew and cleaners circa 1940s

Close up showing Frank Dring, the driver, with his fireman George Porter on the footplate of No 42955
Ref: lnwrrm3163
J Kirby
Close up showing Frank Dring, the driver, with his fireman George Porter on the footplate of No 42955
Close up of 'Eric' the fireman who is seen on the footplate of Coronation Class No 46251 'City of Nottingham'
Ref: lnwrrm3161
J Kirby
Close up of 'Eric' the fireman who is seen on the footplate of Coronation Class No 46251 'City of Nottingham'
Close up of Nevy Howkins to whom John fired for quite a while, as did Barry Bopper Hemming
Ref: lnwrrm3164
J Kirby
Close up of Nevy Howkins to whom John fired for quite a while, as did Barry Bopper Hemming
An unidentified diesel driver poses for the camera inside the cab of his Sultzer locomotive during a brief pause in his duties
Ref: lnwrrm3159
J Kirby
An unidentified diesel driver poses for the camera inside the cab of his Sultzer locomotive
Driving a diesel is another Rugby driver who's name John cannot remember but thinks it might be 'Laurie'
Ref: lnwrrm3160
J Kirby
Driving a diesel is another Rugby driver who's name John cannot remember but thinks it might be 'Laurie'

Photograph showing the shed's janitor who was responsible for keeping the men's mess hut clean
Ref: lnwrrm3169
J Kirby
Photograph showing the shed's janitor who was responsible for keeping the men's mess hut clean
Having just prepared British Railways built Ivatt 2-6-0 No 46459 the Driver and Fireman now pose for the camera
Ref: lnwrrm3178
J Kirby
Having just prepared British Railways built Ivatt 2-6-0 No 46459 the Driver and Fireman now pose for the camera
Close up showing the head fitter assessing how best to re-rail the locomotive with the minimum of fuss
Ref: lnwrrm3176a
J Kirby
Close up showing the head fitter assessing how best to re-rail the locomotive with the minimum of fuss
Nevy Howkins and second man pose in front of an Sulzer Type 4 locomotive on Car Transport Train
Ref: lnwrrm3187
J Kirby
Nevy Howkins and second man pose in front of an Sulzer Type 4 locomotive on Car Transport Train

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Miscellaneous

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed on 8th November 1959
Ref: lnwrrm1541
WoW
View of Rugby Loco Cabin which controlled access to the shed from the spur off the line to Market Harborough
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Blsck 5' No 45237 is seen being rerailed by Rugby's breakdown crane after colliding with ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42541 in 1962
Ref: lnwrrm2434
IJ Williams
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 45237 is being re-railed by after colliding with ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42541 in 1962
Rugby's breakdown crane is seen attending to derailed carriage 'M25047'  on 28th September 1960
Ref: lnwrrm3007
J Hyde
Rugby's breakdown crane is seen attending to derailed carriage 'M25047' on 28th September 1960
A new tank for holding diesel engine oil is being mounted on its brick stand in preparation of the dieselisation of the yard
Ref: lnwrrm2583
N Ratledge
A new tank for holding diesel engine oil is being mounted on its brick stand ready for the dieselisation of the yard
Close up showing an ex-LNWR Horse box and brake coach used by Rugby's breakdown train buffered against the stops
Ref: lnwrrm913a
Anon
Close up showing an ex-LNWR Horse box and brake coach used by the breakdown train buffered against the stops

Rememberance Sunday Services and Memorials

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45500 'Patriot' is seen bedecked with Remembrance Day poppies on 10th November 1957
Ref: lnwrrm3008
D Smith
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45500 'Patriot' is seen bedecked with Remembrance Day poppies on 10th November 1957
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45500 'Patriot' is bedecked in wreaths for the Remembrance Sunday memorial service at Rugby shed
Ref: lnwrrm2569
N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45500 'Patriot' is bedecked in wreaths for the Remembrance Sunday memorial service
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed on 8th November 1959
Ref: lnwrrm3009
D Smith
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed
Close up showing No 5964's 'Patriot' nameplate with the sub-text remembering the LNWR employees who died in the 'Great War'
Ref: lnwrrm959a
LGRP
Close up of No 5964 'Patriot' and the text remembering the LNWR employees who died in the 'Great War'
Ex-LNWR Renown Class No 5117 'Polyphemus' stands alongside a parachute water tank at Rugby shed
Ref: lnwrrm4013
LNWR Society
Rugby Shed's War Memorial which was dedicated to twenty local men who lost their lives in the 'Great War'

The nameplate removed from ex-LMS No 5500 'Patriot' after the locomotive was withdrawn in March 1961
Ref: lnwrrm4014
D Smith
The nameplate removed from ex-LMS No 5500 'Patriot' after the locomotive was withdrawn in March 1961
Floreat Rugbeia (May Greater Rugby flourish) - The Roll of Honour for the Erecting Shop naming 23 people
Ref: lnwrrm4015
LNWR Society
Floreat Rugbeia (May Greater Rugby flourish) - The Roll of Honour for the Erecting Shop naming 23 people

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Locomotives from the LNWR Period (up to 1922)

LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 1584 'Scotia' in LNWR livery yet carrying its name plate fixed after grouping
Ref: lnwrrm1044
LGRP
LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 1584 'Scotia' in LNWR livery yet carrying its name plate fixed after grouping
Close up of two unidentified LNWR 4-4-0 George Fifth locomotives being prepared to leave the shed
Ref: lnwrrm2588a
J Alsop
Close up of two unidentified LNWR 4-4-0 George Fifth locomotives being prepared to leave the shed
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent Class No 1211 'John Ramsbottom' stands on shed at Rugby
Ref: lnwrrm2631
J Alsop
LNWR 2-4-0 Improved Precedent Class No 1211 'John Ramsbottom' stands on shed at Rugby
LNWR 4-4-0 Renown Class No 1958 'Royal Oak' is seen standing in line fully serviced for the next day's working
Ref: lnwrrm2498
LGRP
LNWR 4-4-0 Renown Class No 1958 'Royal Oak' is seen standing in line fully serviced for the next day's working
LNWR 2-8-0 Class E four-cylinder Compound No 1042 which had been converted from a Webb Class 0-8-0 Class B locomotive
Ref: lnwrrm962
LGRP
LNWR 2-8-0 Class E four-cylinder Compound No 1042 converted from a Webb Class 0-8-0 Class B locomotive

LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 1799 'Woodstock' stands on the roads outside Rugby No 2 shed ready for its next turn
Ref: lnwrrm973
LGRP
LNWR 3P 4-4-0 No 1799 'Woodstock' stands on the roads outside Rugby No 2 shed ready for its next turn
An unidentified L&Y 4-6-0 locomotive and a LNWR 4-6-0 locomotives take it in turn to pick up water
Ref: lnwrrm993
LGRP
An unidentified L&Y 4-6-0 locomotive and a LNWR 4-6-0 locomotives take it in turn to pick up water
LNWR '19 inch Goods' 4-6-0 No 1683 waits its turn to move on to the reception roads in front of No 1 shed
Ref: lnwrrm2551
J Alsop
LNWR '19 inch Goods' 4-6-0 No 1683 waits its turn to move on to the reception roads in front of No 1 shed
LNWR 5 foot 6 inch 2-4-2T No 697 stands in front of Rugby's No 1 shed waiting to be disposed of after coaling and watering
Ref: lnwrrm2595
LGRP
LNWR 2-4-2T No 697 stands in front of Rugby's No 1 shed waiting to be disposed of after coaling and watering
LNWR 'Class B' 0-8-0 No 1436 is seen topping up its tender as it prepares to exit the shed for its next working
Ref: lnwrrm2594
J Alsop
LNWR 'Class B' 0-8-0 No 1436 is seen topping up its tender as it prepares to exit the shed for its next working

LNWR 4-4-0 George Fifth Class No 1472 'Moorhen' waits in line with other locomotives to exit the shed tender first
Ref: lnwrrm2593
J Alsop
LNWR 4-4-0 George Fifth Class No 1472 'Moorhen' waits in line with other locomotives to exit the shed tender first
LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales Class No 1584 'Scotia' is seen in steam preparing to leave Rugby No 2 shed
Ref: lnwrrm2592
J Alsop
LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales Class No 1584 'Scotia' is seen in steam preparing to leave Rugby No 2 shed
LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor Class No 1787 'Hyperion' stands fully coaled and watered in front of Rugby No 1 shed
Ref: lnwrrm2591
J Alsop
LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor Class No 1787 'Hyperion' stands fully coaled and watered in front of Rugby No 1 shed
LNWR Class C 0-8-0 No 1803 is seen wearing the plain black wartime livery whilst the tender is black and lined
Ref: lnwrrm996
LGRP
LNWR Class C 0-8-0 No 1803 is seen wearing the plain black wartime livery whilst the tender is black and lined
LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 161 is seen coming off the turntable with the GC viaduct in the background
Ref: lnwrrm961
LGRP
LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 161 is seen coming off the turntable with the GC viaduct in the background

LNWR G1 0-8-0 No 646 takes on taking water before moving on to the turntable for turning
Ref: lnwrrm1015
LGRP
LNWR G1 0-8-0 No 646 takes on taking water before moving on to the turntable for turning
LNWR 0-6-0 'Super DX' No 3121 resplendent in its lined black livery stands in line at the shed
Ref: lnwrrm1052
BR OPC
LNWR 0-6-0 'Super DX' No 3121, resplendent in its lined black livery, stands in line at the shed
LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' No 1531 'Cromwell' stands outside in the shed's yard
Ref: lnwrrm924
WM Camwell
LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' No 1531 'Cromwell' stands outside in the shed's yard circa 1910

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Locomotives from the LMS Period (1923 to 1947)

Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 2340 'Tara' seen on 4th June 1924 carrying the nameplate the 'Prince of Wales'
Ref: lnwrrm1033
NRM
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 2340 'Tara' seen on 4th June 1924 carrying the nameplate the 'Prince of Wales'
Ex-LNWR 2-4-0 Precedent Class 5000 'Princess Beatrice' stands in a row of other stored locomotives circa 1932
Ref: lnwrrm1043
G Coltas
Ex-LNWR 2-4-0 Precedent Class 5000 'Princess Beatrice' stands in a row of other stored locomotives circa 1932
Ex-LNWR 0-6-0ST No 7267 stands in line with two stored 0-6-0 goods engines on 14th February 1932
Ref: lnwrrm995
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 0-6-0ST No 7267 stands in line with two stored 0-6-0 goods engines on 14th February 1932
Close up showing ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor Class No 5244 'Tubal' after being coaled at Rugby's original coaling stage
Ref: lnwrrm1028b
LGRP
Close up showing ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor Class No 5244 'Tubal' after being coaled at Rugby's original coaling stage
Another view of ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5244 'Tubal' after being coaled at the original coaling stage circa 1933
Ref: lnwrrm1042
LGRP
Another view of ex-LNWR 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5244 'Tubal' after being coaled at the original coaling stage

LMS 5P/4F 2-6-0 'Crab' No 13173 waits it turn to be turned on Rugby's turntable by the GC bridge
Ref: lnwrrm979
WL Good
LMS Hughes 2-6-0 'Crab' No 13173 waits it turn to be turned on Rugby's turntable by the GC bridge
LMS 3F 0-6-0 'Jinty' No 16462 stands immediately in front of Rugby No 1 shed on 14th February 1932
Ref: lnwrrm969
WL Good
LMS 3F 0-6-0 'Jinty' No 16462 stands immediately in front of Rugby No 1 shed on 14th February 1932
Ex-LNWR 7F G1 class 'Super D' leaks steam from its inside cylinders standing in front of Rugby No 1 shed
Ref: lnwrrm1054
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 7F G1 class 'Super D' leaks steam from its inside cylinders standing in front of Rugby No 1 shed
An unidentified ex-LNWR Claughton Class 4-6-0 is still carrying its LNWR number and livery circa 1926
Ref: lnwrrm1051
RS Carpenter
An unidentified ex-LNWR Claughton Class 4-6-0 is still carrying its LNWR number and livery circa 1926
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 large boilered Claughton class No 5972 stands in front of one of the coal stacks circa 1933
Ref: lnwrrm991
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 large boilered Claughton class No 5972 stands in front of one of the coal stacks circa 1933

Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton Class No 5947 has just taken on water before moving forward to be turned
Ref: lnwrrm913
Anon
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton Class No 5947 has just taken on water before moving forward to be turned
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 No 5400 'Llanduno' on shed on 31st March 1935 shortly before it was withdrawn from service
Ref: lnwrrm915
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-4-0 No 5400 'Llanduno' on shed on 31st March 1935 shortly before it was withdrawn from service
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5392 'Penmacnnaer' outside the repair shop with other locomotives in store
Ref: lnwrrm916
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5392 'Penmacnnaer' outside the repair shop with other locomotives in store
LMS 3MT 2-6-2T 'Fowler Tank' No 3 stands in steam outside Rugby No 1 shed on 27th August 1938
Ref: lnwrrm974
L Hanson
LMS 3MT 2-6-2T 'Fowler Tank' No 3 stands in steam outside Rugby No 1 shed on 27th August 1938
Ex-LNWR 2P 0-6-2T 'Watford Tank' No 6935 stands on the approach road at Rugby Shed circa 1935
Ref: lnwrrm918
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 2P 0-6-2T 'Watford Tank' No 6935 stands on the approach road at Rugby Shed circa 1935

Ex-LNWR 7F Beames 0-8-4T No 7947 stands immediately in front of the shed on Valentines day in 1932
Ref: lnwrrm922
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 7F Beames 0-8-4T No 7947 stands immediately in front of the shed on Valentines day in 1932
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 25701 is seen in steam and coaled and watered on the approach road near the coaling stage
Ref: lnwrrm929
Anon
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 No 25701 is seen in steam and coaled and watered on the approach road near the coaling stage
LMS 7F 0-8-0 Class G1 No 9166 is seen standing in front of No 1 shed over the inspection pits
Ref: lnwrrm934
V Forster
LMS 7F 0-8-0 Class G1 No 9166 is seen standing in front of No 1 shed over the inspection pits
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25625 'Robert L Stevenson' is seen in steam on shed with the coal stacks in the background
Ref: lnwrrm932
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25625 'Robert L Stevenson' is seen in steam on shed
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25675 'Spinx' stands outside No 1 shed on one of the pit roads
Ref: lnwrrm930
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25675 'Spinx' stands outside No 1 shed on one of the pit roads

Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 Cauliflower No 8575 stands in line with others outside No 1 shed ready for its next turn of duty
Ref: lnwrrm931
G Coltas
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 Cauliflower No 8575 stands in line with others outside No 1 shed ready for its next turn of duty
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 Cauliflower No 8315 stands in line over the inspection pits with another member of the class
Ref: lnwrrm937
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 Cauliflower No 8315 stands in line over the inspection pits with another member of the class
Ex-LNWR 'Cauliflower' class 0-6-0 No 8555 and ex-LNWR Coal Tank 0-6-2T No 27638 outside the Repair Workshop
Ref: lnwrrm936
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 'Cauliflower' class 0-6-0 No 8555 and ex-LNWR Coal Tank 0-6-2T No 27638 outside the Repair Workshop
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5392 'Penmaenmawr' stands coaled and line with other locomotives ready for service
Ref: lnwrrm971
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5392 'Penmaenmawr' is coaled and line with other locomotives ready for service
Ex-LNWR Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 5653 'The Nile' stands over the inspection pits in front of No 1 shed
Ref: lnwrrm997
WL Good
Ex-LNWR Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 5653 'The Nile' stands over the inspection pits in front of No 1 shed

Ex-LNWR 4-6-2T No 6984 stands out side No 1 shed coaled and watered for its next turn of duty
Ref: lnwrrm1000
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 4-6-2T No 6984 stands out side No 1 shed coaled and watered for its next turn of duty
Ex-LNWR 'Experimental Goods' 4-6-0 No 8820 stands fully coaled at the front of one of Rugby's shed
Ref: lnwrrm1002
AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 'Experimental Goods' 4-6-0 No 8820 stands fully coaled at the front of one of Rugby's shed
Ex-LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 25768 is seen on shed having been coaled and turned ready for its next turn of duties
Ref: lnwrrm1004
RS Carpenter
Ex-LNWR Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 25768 stands fully coaled and watered ready for its next trip
LMS 7F 0-8-0 'Austin 7' No 9673 stands on the roads in front of Rugby's shed waiting for its next turn of duty
Ref: lnwrrm975
G Coltas
LMS 7F 0-8-0 'Austin 7' No 9673 stands on the roads in front of Rugby's shed waiting for its next turn of duty
Ex-LNWR 2P 4-4-2T Precursor tank No 6819 stands cold but with its fire ready to be lit for its next turn of duty
Ref: lnwrrm1006
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 2P 4-4-2T Precursor tank No 6819 stands cold but with its fire ready to be lit for its next turn of duty

Ex-LNWR 3P George the V class 4-4-0 No 5337 'T J Hare' stands in store next to the coal stacks by the repair workshop
Ref: lnwrrm1007
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR George Fifth Class 4-4-0 No 5337 'TJ Hare' in store by the coal stacks next to the repair workshop
Ex-LNWR George V class 4-4-0 No 5336 'FW Webb' stands in store alongside the coal stacks by the Repair Workshop
Ref: lnwrrm1008
RS Carpenter
Ex-LNWR George Fifth Class 4-4-0 No 5336 'FW Webb' in store next to the coal stacks by the Repair Workshop
Ex-LNWR 1P Precedent class 2-4-0 No 5000 'Princess Beatrice' stands in store alongside the coal stacks
Ref: lnwrrm999
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 1P Precedent class 2-4-0 No 5000 'Princess Beatrice' stands in store alongside the coal stacks
Ex-LNWR Renown class 4-4-0 No 5117 'Polyphemus' stands next to coal stacks after turning on the turntable
Ref: lnwrrm1010
WL Good
Ex-LNWR Renown class 4-4-0 No 5117 'Polyphemus' stands next to coal stacks after turning on the turntable
Ex-LNWR 1P 2-4-0 No 5014 'Murdock' stands in store adjacent to coal stacks in company with another stored locomotives
Ref: lnwrrm1012
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 1P 2-4-0 No 5014 'Murdock' stored adjacent to coal stacks in company with other stored locomotives

Ex-LNWR 7F G1 class 0-8-0 No 8912 with evidence of paint blistering around its smokebox stands out of service
Ref: lnwrrm1013
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 7F G1 class 0-8-0 No 8912 is stored with evidence of paint blistering around its smokebox
Ex-LNWR 7F G2 class 0-8-0 No 9399 with round top firebox standing next to ash piles near the ash plant
Ref: lnwrrm1014
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 7F G2 class 0-8-0 No 9399 with round top firebox standing next to ash piles near the ash plant
Ex-LNWR 2F 'Special Tank' 0-6-0ST No 7277 is sandwiched between two unidentified 'Experimental Goods' engines adjacent to the coal stacks
Ref: lnwrrm1063
G Coltas
Ex-LNWR 2F 'Special Tank' 0-6-0ST No 7277 stands between two unidentified 'Experimental Goods' engines
Ex-LNWR Precursor class 4-4-0 No 25187 'Helvellyn' stands outside No 1 shed on the inspection pit roads circa 1935
Ref: lnwrrm1040
LGRP
Ex-LNWR Precursor class 4-4-0 No 25187 'Helvellyn' stands outside No 1 shed on the inspection pit roads circa 1935
Ex-MR 2F '1873 class' 0-6-0 No 3691 is seen in store outside the Engine Repair shed with other locomotives
Ref: lnwrrm1023
L Hanson
Ex-MR 2F '1873 class' 0-6-0 No 3691 is seen in store outside the Engine Repair shed with other locomotives

Ex-MR 1P '1502 class' 2-4-0 No 254 stands in front of Rugby No 2 shed with No 6708 in background circa 1934
Ref: lnwrrm1024
LGRP
Ex-MR 1P '1502 class' 2-4-0 No 254 stands in front of Rugby No 2 shed with No 6708 in background circa 1934
Ex-MR 1F '480 class' Standard Goods 0-6-0 No 22567 stands in line with other stored locomotives by the Engine Repair Shop
Ref: lnwrrm1026
L Hanson
Ex-MR 1F '480 class' Standard Goods 0-6-0 No 22567 stands in line with other stored locomotives
Ex-LNWR Precursor class 4-4-0 No 5312 'Velocipede' stands fully coaled on shed ready for its next trip
Ref: lnwrrm1041
LGRP
Ex-LNWR Precursor class 4-4-0 No 5312 'Velocipede' stands fully coaled on shed ready for its next trip
Ex-LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class No 25624 'Sir Thomas Campbell' stands in steam outside Rugby No 2 shed
Ref: lnwrrm1032
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class No 25624 'Sir Thomas Campbell' stands in steam outside Rugby No 2 shed
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1172 stands next to the coal stacks with the Great Central viaduct in the background

Ref: lnwrrm963
WL Good
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1172 stands next to the coal stacks with the Great Central viaduct in the background

Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales class' No 25665 'Suvla Bay' is seen outside the shed on 31st March 1935
Ref: lnwrrm1035
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales class' No 25665 'Suvla Bay' is seen outside the shed on 31st March 1935
Ex-LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class No 25602 'Bonaventure' stands outside Rugby shed on 31st March 1935
Ref: lnwrrm1036
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class No 25602 'Bonaventure' stands outside Rugby shed on 31st March 1935
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 4P Prince of Wales class No 5653 'The Nile' stands on the access pits in front of the shed
Ref: lnwrrm1037
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 4P Prince of Wales class No 5653 'The Nile' stands on the access pits in front of the shed
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5303 'Argus' stands in steam on the roads in front of the shed
Ref: lnwrrm1039
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 Precursor class No 5303 'Argus' stands in steam on the roads in front of the shed
LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 5731 stands outside Rugby's Engine Repair Workshop
Ref: lnwrrm1534
H Hall/M Bentley
LNWR 4P Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 No 5731 stands outside Rugby's Engine Repair Workshop

Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class No 5964 Patriot stands on shed coaled and ready for its next trip
Ref: lnwrrm959
LGRP
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class No 5964 Patriot stands on shed coaled and ready for its next trip
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5365 'Racehorse' stands on the road between Rugby No 1 and No 2 shed
Ref: lnwrrm972
AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5365 'Racehorse' stands on the road between Rugby No 1 and No 2 shed
Ex-LNWR 5XP Claughton class 4-6-0 No 6024  passes the coal stacks on its way to be turned on the turntable
Ref: lnwrrm1016
WL Good
Ex-LNWR 5XP Claughton class 4-6-0 No 6024 passes the coal stacks on its way to be turned on the turntable
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 7782 stands prepared for service in front of Rugby shed
Ref: lnwrrm938
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 7782 stands prepared for service in front of Rugby shed
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 7717 stands in store alongside Rugby's Engine Repair Workshop
Ref: lnwrrm939
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 7717 stands in store alongside Rugby's Engine Repair Workshop

Ex-LNWR 1P 2-4-2T No 6749 stands alongside ex-LNWR 0-8-0 No 9261 and others in front of No 1 shed on 24th May 1936
Ref: lnwrrm940
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 1P 2-4-2T No 6749 stands alongside ex-LNWR 0-8-0 No 9261 and others in front of No 1 shed
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5647 'Sturdee' and ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5344 'Bloodhound'  in front of Rugby No 2 shed
Ref: lnwrrm965
G Coltas
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5647 'Sturdee' and ex-LNWR 3P 4-4-0 George V class No 5344 'Bloodhound'
Unidentified ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class stands in front of LMS No 1080 as they move towards Rugby No 1 shed
Ref: lnwrrm948
RS Carpenter
Unidentified ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class and LMS 4-4-0 No 1080 stand in front of Rugby No 1 shed
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 6019 'Llewellyn' stands in front of Rugby No 1 Signal Cabin
Ref: lnwrrm957
G Coltas
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 6019 'Llewellyn' stands in front of Rugby No 1 Signal Cabin
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 5965 stands in front of an unidentified ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D'
Ref: lnwrrm958
G Coltas
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton class No 5965 stands in front of an unidentified ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D'

View of ex-LNWR freight locomotives stored adjacent to the coal stack by the Engine Repair Workshop
Ref: lnwrrm951
W Potter
View of ex-LNWR freight locomotives stored adjacent to the coal stack by the Engine Repair Workshop
Ex-LNWR 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 27638 stands stored in line adjacent to the coal stacks on 3rd March 1935
Ref: lnwrrm950
L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 0-6-2T 'Coal Tank' No 27638 stands stored in line adjacent to the coal stacks on 3rd March 1935
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class No 6017 'Breadalbane' stands alongside Rugby's signal plant
Ref: lnwrrm925
Anon
Ex-LNWR 5XP 4-6-0 Claughton class No 6017 'Breadalbane' stands next to Rugby's signal plant
LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 5006 stands alongside LMS 2-6-0 No 2930 on the road in front of 'No 1' shed at Rugby
Ref: lnwrrm923
WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 5006 stands alongside LMS 2-6-0 No 2930 on the road in front of 'No 1' shed at Rugby
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6145 'Condor' is seen with Fowler tender and smoke deflectors in June 1933
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LGRP
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6145 'Condor' is seen with Fowler tender and smoke deflectors in June 1933

LMS 4-6-0 Stanier Black 5 No 4813 is coming off shed having been watered and coaled
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AW Flowers
LMS 4-6-0 Stanier Black 5 No 4813 is coming off shed having been watered and coaled
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6158 is seen un-named and ex-works and fitted to conduct indicator tests
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WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6158 is seen un-named and ex-works and fitted to conduct indicator tests
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' No 8597 stands coaled and watered ready for action on Sunday 31st March 1935
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L Hanson
Ex-LNWR 2F 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' No 8597 stands coaled and watered ready for action on 31st March 1935
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales' Class No 5731 stands outside of Rugby's Engine Fitting Shop on 6th March 1934
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H Hall
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 'Prince of Wales' Class No 5731 outside of Rugby's Engine Fitting Shop on 6th March 1934
LMS 5MT 4-6-0 'Stanier Black 5' No 5073 stands above the pits on one of the approach road to the shed
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AW Flowers
LMS 5MT 4-6-0 'Stanier Black 5' No 5073 stands above the pits on one of the approach road to the shed

LMS Stanier Mogul 2-6-0 No 13255 stands on the approach road to the sheds waiting to be serviced
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WL Good
LMS Stanier Mogul 2-6-0 No 13255 stands on the approach road to the sheds waiting to be serviced
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 No 9403 and ex-LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 667 together with an unknown ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 stand on the approach road to the shed
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AW Flowers
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 No 9403 and LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 667 stand in line together on the approach road to the shed
LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 5546 'Fleetwood' stands outside No 1 Shed in steam ready for its next turn of duty
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Anon
LMS 4-6-0 Patriot class No 5546 'Fleetwood' stands outside No 1 Shed in steam ready for its next turn of duty
LMS Fowler 7F 0-8-0 No 9674 complete with boiler mounted water heater stands alongside the Signal Depot Yard shed
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Real Photos
LMS Fowler 7F 0-8-0 No 9674 complete with boiler mounted water heater stands alongside the Signal Depot Yard shed
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 large boilered Claughton class No 5962 stands above the inspection pit outside No 1 shed

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WL Good
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 large boilered Claughton class No 5962 stands above the inspection pit outside No 1 shed

LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5648 later named 'Wemyss' stands in front of Rugby No 1 shed
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WL Good
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5648 later named 'Wemyss' stands in front of Rugby No 1 shed
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound class No 1152 stands turned ready for its next duty in front of Rugby's No 1 shed
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WL Good
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound class No 1152 stands turned ready for its next duty in front of Rugby's No 1 shed
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound class No 1151 stands in pristine condition ready for its next trip on 31st March 1935
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L Hanson
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound class No 1151 stands in pristine condition ready for its next trip on 31st March 1935
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1134 is resplendent in its Crimson Lake livery as it stands by one of the coal stacks
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WL Good
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1134 resplendent in Crimson Lake livery stands by one of the coal stacks
LMS 4P Compound No 1080 in early LMS livery with number on tender moves towards Rugby shed
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Anon
LMS 4P Compound No 1080 in early LMS livery with number on tender moves towards Rugby shed

LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5569 'Tasmania' stands alongside a classmate in front of Rugby's No 1 shed
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WL Good
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5569 'Tasmania' stands alongside a classmate in front of Rugby's No 1 shed
Another view of recently built LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5569 'Tasmania' coupled with a Fowler tender off the Royal Scot class
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G Coltas
Another view of recently built LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5569 'Tasmania' coupled with a Fowler tender
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5598 later to be named 'Basutoland' stands in front of Rugby No 1 shed
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WL Good
LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5598 later to be named 'Basutoland' stands in front of Rugby No 1 shed
LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5553, still nameless, stands newly out-shopped from Crewe in front of the shed
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G Coltas
LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5553, still nameless, stands newly out-shopped from Crewe in front of the shed
A colourisation by David P Williams of the original black and white photograph showing LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5553
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DP Williams
A colourisation by David P Williams of the original b&w photograph showing LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 5553

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Locomotives from the British Railways Period (1948 to circa 1968)

Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45000 is seen standing 'cold' outside of one of Rugby's shed on 15th March 1953
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B Brooksbank
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45000 is seen standing 'cold' outside of one of Rugby's shed on 15th March 1953
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45670 'Howard of Effingham' is seen being turned on Rugby's 55 foot turntable
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A Curtis
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45670 'Howard of Effingham' is seen being turned on Rugby's 55 foot turntable
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45541 'The Duke of Sutherland' reverses towards Rugby's turntable after being serviced
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A Curtis
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45541 'The Duke of Sutherland' reverses towards Rugby's turntable after being serviced
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42430 stands in steam outside Rugby's rebuilt No 1 shed ready for its next trip
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IJ Williams
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42430 stands in steam outside Rugby's rebuilt No 1 shed ready for its next trip
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 58218 with a single one-plank wagon behind the tender alongside the repair shop
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Anon
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 58218 with a single one-plank wagon behind the tender alongside the repair shop

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46141 'The North Staffordshire Regiment' outside of Rugby Testing Station in 1961
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J Hodgkinson
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46141 'The North Staffordshire Regiment' outside of Rugby Testing Station in 1961
Ex-LMS 7F 0-8-0 Austin 7 stands in store with many other ex-LMS locomotives alongside the Signal Depot
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Anon
Ex-LMS 7F 0-8-0 Austin 7 stands in store with many other ex-LMS locomotives alongside the Signal Depot
British Railways built Fairburn 4MT 2-6-4T No 42069 stands at the head of a line of withdrawn locomotives next to No 1 shed
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Anon
BR built Fairburn 4MT 2-6-4T No 42069 stands at the head of a line of withdrawn locomotives next to No 1 shed
Ex-MR 2F '1873 class 0-6-0 No 58288 stands in front of No 1 shed poised ready for its next trip
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JM Jarvis
Ex-MR 2F '1873' Class 0-6-0 No 58288 is seen standing in front of No 1 shed poised ready for its next trip
Ex-LNWR G2 0-8-0 No 49431 stands outside Rugby shed coaled and watered ready for its next day's working
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B Brooksbank
Ex-LNWR G2 0-8-0 No 49431 stands outside Rugby shed coaled and watered ready for its next day's working

Ex-LMS Stanier 2P 0-4-4T No 41909 stands in store with an unidentified classmate alongside No 2 shed
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Anon
Ex-LMS Stanier 2P 0-4-4T No 41909 stands in store with an unidentified classmate alongside No 2 shed
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45537 'Private Sykes VC' stands in line with other stored locomotives
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Anon
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45537 'Private Sykes VC' stands in line with other stored locomotives
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41162 stands in store behind ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 40050 whilst in store
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Anon
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41162 stands in store behind ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 40050 whilst in store
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41152 stands on shed already looking a little dirty in its relatively new British Railways livery
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Real Photos
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41152 stands on shed already looking a little dirty in its relatively new BR livery
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' stands in store with an unidentified Stanier 2-6-4T
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Anon
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' in store with an unknown Stanier 2-6-4T

Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 45722 'Defence' stands outside Rugby's rebuilt sheds in store with others
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Anon
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 45722 'Defence' stands outside Rugby's rebuilt sheds in store with others
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 42854 stands in line with a number of other unidentified locomotives outside of Rugby shed
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Anon
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 42854 stands in line with other unidentified locomotives outside of Rugby shed
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45733 'Novelty' stands in line with other withdrawn locomotives
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Anon
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45733 'Novelty' stands in line with other withdrawn locomotives
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45538 'Giggleswick' stands in line with other stored classmates
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Anon
Ex-LMS 5XP Patriot class 4-6-0 No 45538 'Giggleswick' stands in line with other stored classmates
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44942 runs forward to be turned on Rugby's turntable after being coaled and watered
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Colour Rail
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44942 runs forward to be turned after being coaled and watered

Ex-LMS 5XP Jubilee Class No 45717 'Dauntless' stands outside of Rugby Testing station in 1963
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P Armstrong
Ex-LMS 5XP Jubilee Class No 45717 'Dauntless' stands outside of Rugby Testing station in 1963
Ex-LMS 6P 4-6-0 No 46111 'Royal Fusilier' is being towed dead by ex-LMS 3F 0-6-0T No 47356 in Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 6P 4-6-0 No 46111 'Royal Fusilier' is being towed dead by ex-LMS 3F 0-6-0T No 47356 in Spring 1959
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 400051 is seen stored between the Erecting Workshop and coal stacks in Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 400051 is seen stored between the Erecting Workshop and coal stacks in Spring 1959
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48559 pauses briefly after bringing the stores van onto rugby shed in Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48559 pauses briefly after bringing the stores van onto rugby shed in Spring 1959
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44522 is being prepared for its next trip whilst standing in front of No 1 shed
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44522 is being prepared for its next trip whilst standing in front of No 1 shed

Close up showing No 5964's 'Patriot' nameplate with the sub-text remembering the LNWR employees who died in the 'Great War'
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N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 No 46240 'City of Coventry' stands alongside Rugby's rebuilt Water Tank
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48221 is seen standing in line outside Rugby Testing Station in 1963
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P Armstrong
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48221 is seen standing in line with others outside Rugby Testing Station in 1963
Ex-LMS 5P 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45672 'Anson' stands simmering outside of Rugby's No 2 shed
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A Bailey
Ex-LMS 5P 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45672 'Anson' stands simmering outside of Rugby's No 2 shed
Close up showing No 5964's 'Patriot' nameplate with the sub-text remembering the LNWR employees who died in the 'Great War'
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N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 8P No 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' is seen standing on shed having been fully serviced
Ex-LMS 3F 0-6-0T No 47356 stands in steam outside Rugby's No 2 shed during Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 3F 0-6-0T No 47356 stands in steam outside Rugby's No 2 shed during Spring 1959

Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45154 is seen wreathed in smoke and steam outside Rugby No 1 shed
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N Ratledge
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45154 is seen wreathed in smoke and steam outside Rugby No 1 shed
Close up showing No 5964's 'Patriot' nameplate with the sub-text remembering the LNWR employees who died in the 'Great War'
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R Sharratt
Ex-LNWR G2a 0-8-0 No 49266 is stored between the Erecting Workshop and the coal stage during Spring 1959
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 G2A No 49078 is seen standing on shed alongside Sulzer Type 2 Diesel Locomotive Bo-Bo D5012
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J Hyde
Ex-LNWR 0-8-0 G2a No 49078 is standing on shed alongside Sulzer Type 2 Diesel Locomotive Bo-Bo D5012
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45404 is seen in steam outside of Rugby's No 1 shed during Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45404 is seen in steam outside of Rugby's No 1 shed during Spring 1959
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41162 stands in store between No 2 shed and the Erecting workshop
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R Sharratt
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41162 stands in store between No 2 shed and the Erecting workshop

Ex-LNER 4-6-0 B16 No 61440 stands outside Rugby Testing Station minus its rear set of wheels circa 1959
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V Gallois
Ex-LNER 4-6-0 B16 No 61440 stands outside Rugby Testing Station minus its rear set of wheels circa 1959
BR 4-6-0 Standard Class 5 No 73030 is seen coming off shed alongside the up Market Harborough line
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N Ratledge
BR 4-6-0 Standard Class 5 No 73030 is seen coming off shed alongside the up Market Harborough line
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 G2a No 48953 is seen standing outside of Rugby No 2 shed in Spring 1959
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R Sharratt
Ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 G2a No 48953 is seen standing outside of Rugby No 2 shed in Spring 1959
A later view of the ex-LNWR Special Tank Engine showing the crew posed for John McCann's camera in March 1954
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J McCann
A later view of the ex-LNWR Special Tank Engine with the crew posed for John McCann's camera in March 1954
British Railways built Peppercorn K1 2-6-0 No 62039 is seen with steam lifting from its valves outside Rugby shed
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J Kirby
BR built Peppercorn K1 2-6-0 No 62039 is seen with steam lifting from its valves outside Rugby shed

BR built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46446 is seen standing alongside ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44859 inside of Rugby shed
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J Kirby
BR built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46446 is seen standing alongside ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44859 inside of Rugby shed
Ex-LNWR G2a Class 0-8-0 No 49350 is seen standing outside Rugby shed 'cold' but watered and coaled ready for its next trip the following day
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J Kirby
Ex-LNWR G2a Class 0-8-0
No 49350 stands at Rugby shed 'cold' but watered and coaled ready for its next trip
BR Standard 4MT Class No 75030 is seen receiving some attention to its smokebox whilst inside Rugby shed
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J Kirby
BR Standard 4MT Class 4-6-0 No 75030 is receiving some attention to its smokebox whilst inside Rugby shed
2-6-0 No 	46459 	is seen being prepared by its driver outside Rugby's new shed
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J Kirby
British Railways built 2MT
2-6-0 No 46459 is seen being prepared by its driver outside Rugby's new shed
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48120 is seen derailed having left the tracks near to the coaling station
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J Kirby
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48120 is seen derailed having left the tracks near to Rugby's coaling station

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44945 stands inside Rugby shed with an assortment of other ex-LMS locomotives
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J Kirby
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44945 stands inside Rugby shed with an assortment of other ex-LMS locomotives
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' stands on shed on Saturday 1st April 1961
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A Curtis
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' stands on shed on Saturday 1st April 1961
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP Patriot Class No 45538 'Giggleswick' is standing on one Rugby shed's scrap lines on 12th May 1962
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FG Steinie
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45538 'Giggleswick' is standing on one Rugby shed's scrap lines on 12th May 1962
Ex-LMS 5XP Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 45672 'Anson' in front of the shed on Saturday 7th October 1961
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FG Steinie
Ex-LMS 5XP Jubilee Class 4-6-0 No 45672 'Anson' in front of the shed on Saturday 7th October 1961
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' stands on Rugby's scrap line on Saturday 12th May 1962
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FG Steinie
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45541 'Duke of Sutherland' stands on Rugby's scrap line on 12th May 1962

Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48173 is seen standing alongside Rugby shed's ash plant on 19th July 1964
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FG Steinle
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48173 is seen standing alongside Rugby shed's ash plant on 19th July 1964
Close up of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48173 is seen standing alongside Rugby shed's ash plant on 19th July 1964
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FG Steinle
Close up of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48173 is seen standing alongside Rugby shed's ash plant on 19th July 1964
Ex-LNWR Renown Class No 5117 'Polyphemus' stands alongside a parachute water tank at Rugby shed
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LNWR Society
Ex-LNWR Renown Class No 5117 'Polyphemus' stands alongside a parachute water tank at Rugby shed
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Princess Coronation Class No 46234 'Duchess of Abercorn' stands outside Rugby Shed in August 1959
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Anon
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 Coronation Class No 46234 'Duchess of Abercorn' stands outside Rugby Shed in August 1959
Ex-WD 2-8-0 No 90066 stands alongside the carriage shed at Rugby shed on 24th February 1963
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P Armstrong
Ex-WD 2-8-0 No 90066 stands alongside the carriage shed at Rugby shed on 24th February 1963

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45672 'Anson' stands outside Rugby shed on 25th February 1963
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P Armstrong
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45672 'Anson' stands outside Rugby shed on 25th February 1963
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45419 stands outside Rugby shed ready to undertake a Class D trip in 1963
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P Armstrong
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 45419 stands outside Rugby shed ready to undertake a Class D trip in 1963
Ex-LNWR G2A class 0-8-0 No 49078 is seen standing in Rugby shed's yard on 19th July 1964 despite being withdrawn in December 1962
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FG Steinle
Ex-LNWR G2A class 0-8-0 No 49078 is seen standing in Rugby shed's yard on 19th July 1964
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45548 'Lytham St Annes' stands alongside the carriage shed on dump row on 7th July 1962
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Anon
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45548 'Lytham St Annes' stands alongside the carriage shed on dump row
Ex-LNWR 'Super D' No 48930 is seen running tender first heading towards Rugby's yards via the bidirectional running line
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Rugd1022
Ex-LNWR 'Super D' No 48930 runs tender first towards Rugby's yards via the bidirectional running line

Ex-LMS 2P 0-4-4T No 41902 stands alongside Rugby's three-road Erecting Workshop circa early 1960
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A Newman
Ex-LMS 2P 0-4-4T No 41902 stands alongside Rugby's three-road Erecting Workshop circa early 1960
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48411 stands in steam outside Rugby shed sometime in late 1964 prior to being transferred
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P Leonard
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48411 stands outside Rugby shed sometime in late 1964 prior to being transferred
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45037, a visitor to the shed, stands 'cold' in front of Rugby shed in late 1964
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P Leonard
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45037, a visitor to the shed, stands 'cold' in front of Rugby shed in late 1964
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' and Stanier 'Class 5' 4-6-0 No 44689 stand in steam after being coaled
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P Leonard
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' and Stanier 'Class 5' 4-6-0 No 44689 stand in steam after being coaled
Departmental six-wheel saloon No DM284672, now being used for mess purposes, stands half inside Rugby shed
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D Jenkinson
Departmental six-wheel saloon now being used for mess purposes, stands half inside Rugby shed

Diesel & Electric Dawn (and Dusk)

British Railway's experimental Electric locomotive E2001 is seen standing on one of the sidings at Rugby shed on 29th March 1965
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B Bill
British Railway's Experimental Electric locomotive E2001 is seen standing on one of the sidings at Rugby shed
A pair of Metropolitan Railway Bo-Bo electric units, No 7 and No 18, are seen on the scrap line on 29th March 1965
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W Wright
A pair of Metropolitan Railway Bo-Bo electric units, No 7 and No 18, are seen on the scrap line on 29th March 1965
A number of AM10 Electric Multiple Units are seen being serviced at Rugby depot on 29th March 1965
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W Wright
A number of AM10 Electric Multiple Units are seen being serviced at Rugby depot on 29th March 1965
Electric locomotive No E2001 stands on the scrap line outside the locomotive testing station at Rugby on 10th July 10 1972
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J Evans
Electric locomotive No E2001 stands on the scrap line outside the locomotive testing station at Rugby on 10th July 10 1972

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Ordnance Survey Maps, Diagrams and Drawings

1886 Ordnance Survey Maps

An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
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National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the southern approaches and Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the southern approaches and Clifton Road Junction
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the MR's engine sheds and the LNWR's carriage and engine sheds
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National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the MR's engine sheds and the LNWR's carriage and engine sheds
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough
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National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough

1903 Ordnance Survey Maps

A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
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National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the southern approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough
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National Library of Scotland
A 1903 OS Map showing the southern approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the LNWR Engine Sheds and lines passing outside Rugby station
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National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the LNWR Engine Sheds and lines passing outside Rugby station
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the southern approaches including Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the southern approaches including Clifton Road Junction

1912 Ordnance Survey Maps

A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
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National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
A 1912 OS map of Rugby station, the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the branch to Market Harborough and Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1912 OS map showing the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the branch to Market Harborough and Clifton Road Junction
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station showing the section of line from the GCR bridge to Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1912 OS map of Rugby station showing the section of line from the GCR bridge to Clifton Road Junction

1939 Ordnance Survey Maps

A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
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National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
A 1939 OS Map of the station, the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the branch to Market Harborough and Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1939 OS Map of the station, the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the Market Harborough branch and Clifton Road Junction
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of the LMS Engine Sheds and line through to the Electrical Engineering Works
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National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of the LMS Engine Sheds and line through to the Electrical Engineering Works
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction
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National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction

Schematic and Drawings

Plan of Rugby's 1850s station and engine sheds showing the facilities used by both the L&NWR and Midland Railway
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P Ellliot
Plan of Rugby's 1850s station and engine sheds showing the facilities used by both the L&NWR and Midland Railway
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of the LMS Engine Sheds and line through to the Electrical Engineering Works
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Hawkins & Reeves
A schematic showing a 1935 track plan of Rugby Shed including both Engine Sheds, Fitting Shop and yard facilities
  A  schematic drawing of a 1935 track plan of Rugby Shed showing the position of the Coaling Plant and turntable
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Hawkins & Reeves
A schematic drawing of a 1935 track plan of Rugby Shed showing the position of the Coaling Plant and turntable

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Memories of Rugby Shed – 1958-59

A personal recollection by Ray Sharratt

Rugby Shed was situated on the upside of Rugby Midland Station. The shed was linked to the station by a footbridge. As it entered the shed there were a couple of offices on the left, one being the Loco Superintendents office. One then entered No 1 shed proper.

On the right was the Loco staff mess room and on the wall were the 'clocking in' clocks. 'Clocking in' was undertaken by all staff except the footplate crews who signed on in the loco shed foreman's office. The tracks in the shed led out to one's right and on the left (front of the shed) was the steep entrance leading from Mill Road and that was adjacent to the shed foreman's office. The footplate crews reported to the shed foreman, who designated there duties. They then read all the various notices in the foyer area that pertained to there duty and then (if taking a loco off the shed) checked the board outside the office for the loco designated to there duty. This large black board gave the number of the engine for the particular turn and its location on No 1 shed. 20 minutes was allowed for signing on and reading notices and fairly strict times were allowed to walk to various locations around Rugby Midland station and the goods yards to relieve crews out on the road. No 1 shed was where the operational locos were stabled, whereas, No 2 shed was where the fitters and maintenance staff carried out there work. That said, some maintenance work was undertaken in No 1 shed and certainly most (but not all) of the loco cleaning was done in No 1 shed. No 1 shed housed the Locomotive Stores and the office of the Chargehand who looked after the cleaners, steam raisers and various labourers. In my time at Rugby, Joe Munday was the Chargehand. On the front of the shed, in Mill Road, was the Loco Lodge. This was looked after by Joe Munday's wife and was used by a few crews on lodging turns but in the main by men at the shed who needed some accommodation. As a sixteen year old passed cleaner, I lived in the lodge for three months in 1959. At the time, there was also a group of fireman from the Liverpool area, who were on temporary loan to the shed.

Beyond No 2 shed was what I always referred to as the Erecting shops. This was where heavy repairs and intermediate overalls were undertaken for the locos in the district covered by Rugby. (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, and 2E). The work was fairly major as seen by the condition of LNWR Super 'D' 48927 and the term, 'intermediate' meant somewhere around the midway point before the locomotive returned to Crewe Works for a major overall. During 1959 numerous locomotives were stored in the sidings that ran between No 2 shed and the Erecting Shop, stretching almost to the shed engine coaling plant.

The LMS and its successor, British Railways, undertook to film various aspects of operating steam locomotives and other railway operations. We have provided below links to some of the films related to shed operation that we know exist. Films on other aspects of railway operations can be viewed via our Video and Film Clip section.

"Wash and Brush Up" 1953
Shows the procedures that a steam engine goes through as part of its regular maintenance cycle. The locomotive being featured in the film is a British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 No 73020 at 6D Chester (Midland shed. (25 minutes 19 seconds)

LMS On the Shed - Part One of Two
Various shots of an engine being prepared and serviced ready for its next trip. Includes actions and responsibilities of crew. (9 minutes 44 seconds)

LMS On the Shed - Part Two of Two
Various shots of an engine being prepared and serviced ready for its next trip. Includes actions and responsibilities of crew. (9 minutes 31 seconds)

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