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Rugby Station

Rugby Station and Approaches (312) Locomotives at or near Rugby (225)

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The first railway station to be built in Rugby was a wooden temporary structure located around half a mile to the west of the present station. It opened in 1838 when the London and Birmingham Railway was constructed. This station lasted only a few years. When a junction was made with the Midland Counties Railway in 1840 a new station was built nearer the present station site although still slightly to the west. This second station was effectively managed by two companies - the London and North Western Railway and the Midland Railway - and for this reason grew up in a haphazard fashion. It was at first no more than a temporary wooden structure, but was rebuilt in brick in 1850. This station consisted of platforms at each side of the track with one bay platform. The platforms were rather low and passengers complained of having to perform an "acrobatic feat" to board trains. The station was at the centre of a busy junction and often saw chaotic scenes. It featured, only lightly disguised, in Charles Dickens's story Mugby Junction.

The second station lasted until the 1880s, when a new line from Rugby to Northampton was built, and it was replaced by the current structure which opened in 1885. This station exists until the 21st century, albeit modified, consisting of one large island platform with tracks on both sides and bay platforms at each end. The platform was accessed from a tunnel at road level and a ramp leading to the platforms. The station was noted for an unusual feature, the 'scissor junction' which allowed two trains to be in one platform at the same time. The scissor junction was an X shaped junction which allowed one train to pass another one already in the platform, and call into the same platform ahead of it, and allowed the train to the rear to pull out of the station. For this reason the station has one of the longest platforms of any British railway station. The scissor junctions remained in use until the railway was electrified in the 1960s. At its height, as well as the West Coast Main Line, Rugby station served railway lines to Leicester, Leamington Spa, and Peterborough via Market Harborough. In the 1960s all but the West Coast line were closed as part of the Beeching Axe. As a part of the West Coast Main Line modernisation programme, major track restructuring work was carried out to allow higher speed running through Rugby; three new platforms were added, along with a new ticket office and entrance. Work began in September 2006 and was completed late in 2008.

The following contemporary writings have been provided by Ian Petticrew and Wendy Austin, as extracts from their excellent on-line discourse 'The Train Now Departing' which comprises notes and extracts on the history of the London to Birmingham Railway.

Commenting on the construction of the London to Birmingham Railway, 'I REJOICE TO SEE IT AND THINK THAT FEUDALITY HAS GOVE FOREVER”. Dr. Thomas Arnold . . . . so said the distinguished historian and headmaster of Rugby School on first seeing a London and Birmingham Railway train pass through the town. Another commentator, Lieut. Peter Lecount R.N., a member of Stephenson’s project team, had this to say: 'The London and Birmingham Railway is unquestionably the greatest public work ever executed, either in ancient or modern times. If we estimate its importance by the labour alone which has been expended on it, perhaps the Great Chinese Wall might compete with it; but when we consider the immense outlay of capital which it has required — the great and varied talents which have been in a constant state of requisition during the whole of its progress — together with the unprecedented engineering difficulties, which we are happy to say are now overcome — the gigantic work of the Chinese sinks totally into the shade.'

Until the London and Birmingham Railway arrived in 1838 and the Midland Counties Railway two years later, Rugby had been a small rural town with a population of around 2,500. Railways were to prove a major factor in its development. The proliferation of railway yards and workshops attracted workers to the town, and by the 1880’s its population exceeded 10,000. In the following decades heavy engineering industries were set up, and Rugby became a major industrial centre. By the 1940s its population had reached 40,000 growing to in excess of 60,000 by 2013.

The earliest station was located on an embankment, about half a mile to the west of the present station at the point where the former Leamington branch left the main line. Today’s traveller approaching the site could be forgiven for failing to recognise any aspect of the landscape depicted in Roscoe’s Guide: 'In the space of a minute the train passes over the road from Rugby to Lutterworth, and arrives at the Rugby Station, distant from London eighty-three, and from Birmingham twenty-nine miles. The landscape on all sides is remarkable for the diversified site of the ground, the rich succession of red fallows and green meadows, with the uplands clothed with majestic woods of the most luxuriant foliage. The embankment on which this station is situated is one mile long, and varies from thirty to forty feet in height ? it contains 105,000 cubic yards of earth.' The London and Birmingham Railway, Roscoe and Lecount (1839).

Opened in April 1838, the first Rugby Station was intended to be temporary, probably because the exact location of the junction with the planned Midland Counties Railway had yet to be decided. Despite its status, the Station’s architect was sufficiently proud of his creation to exhibit a drawing of it which can’t now be traced at the Royal Academy Exhibition held in London in 1838. The catalogue entry reads: '1064. View of the temporary Rugby Station now building for the London and Birmingham Railway Company. G. Aitchison.'

Roscoe and Lecount provide a brief description: 'Close to the bridge, on the east side of the Railway, is a lofty chimney belonging to the pumping engine, which supplies the tank with water for the locomotive engines; and on the opposite side is the station house and booking offices. This building is erected in the Swiss style, with a large projecting roof, and is arranged so as to afford accommodation to passengers both arriving and departing. The booking offices are on the ground floor, and a staircase leads to the waiting rooms above on the level of the Railway, to gain which a large covered enclosure is passed under, while parties wishing to leave the Railway descend from the line by a separate staircase, so that all confusion is avoided.' The London and Birmingham Railway, Roscoe and Lecount (1839).

Owing to the difficulty of gaining lodgings for the servants of the Company, a number of small wooden cottages were erected on the left of the station, at the far side of the area, where the omnibuses and coaches used to collect to take the passengers on from here to Denbigh Hall, prior to the completion of the intervening portion of the line.” Osborne's London & Birmingham Railway Guide, E.C. and W. Osborne (1840).

Rugby’s second station, also to the west of the present station, but nearer, was built at the junction with the Midland Counties Railway. [16] Francis Wishaw gives a detailed description: 'The station at Rugby is situate on the west side of the railway, which at this place is on embankment. The station-house is set back from the railway about 30 feet, with a fore-court intervening about 34 feet in width. The building is 26 feet in front, and 31 feet 6 inches in depth. On the upper floor, which is on a level with the fore-court, is a waiting-room, the descent from which to the booking-office below by a flight of twenty steps. The police-inspectors’ house is contiguous to offices; and the conveniences are placed in the cellars underneath the fore-court. The passengers leaving by a train pass through the booking-office up the stairs into the waiting-room, and from thence across the fore-court to the platform; while those arriving leave the station by a flight nineteen wooden steps, 6 feet in width, and on the right side of the fore-court. The station platform is of wood, 8 feet 10 inches wide; and between the ways is a second platform of wood, 2 feet 9 inches wide, and 7 inches high above the rails. The whole width of way from the platform to the top of the slope on the opposite side is 26 feet 5 inches. The stationary engine-house is on the opposite side of the way; and besides the engine and boiler-rooms, there are under the same roof the porter’s lodge, oil-room, &c.; The pumping-engine has a 6-inch cylinder and 2-feet stroke; the usual working pressure is about 34 lbs. The water is derived from the river Avon, and let into a large tank built for the purpose. At a distance from the station of about a quarter of a mile is a locomotive engine house, which will hold three engines and tenders shed at this station. There is also a carriage-shed at this station. The persons employed at this station are, one ticket-collector, one inspector, four police, five porters, one stationary engine-man, three engine -drivers, two firemen, two smiths, one stoker, three fitters, two cleaners, two coke-men, and two carpenters.' The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland, Francis Wishaw (1842).

The new Station, which was jointly managed, gained a reputation for its haphazard development: 'The general state of the railway does not call for any more minute observation. Such of the stations and other works as were not in a perfect finished state at the time of the last annual meeting, have since been completed, and the directors believe, that, in all the arrangements, and in the working of the line, the expectations and requirements of the public have been most satisfactorily answered. The only exception of which the directors are aware, is the Rugby station, where, notwithstanding the large sums that have been expended in providing amply for the convenience of the public, and in adopting the precise mode of communication pointed out by the London and Birmingham Company, at this important place of junction, complaints are still made of the insufficiency of the arrangements. This has been a source of great disappointment to the directors, after the unlooked for expense which has already been incurred, but alterations are in progress by which they hope to remedy every reasonable ground of dissatisfaction.' The Derby Mercury, 18th August 1841.

The opening of the Grand Junction Railway in 1837 created a rail link between Birmingham and the North West, which was soon extended to Rugby, while the opening of the Midland Counties Railway to Rugby in 1840 created a rail route to the North East. The outcome was that Rugby became an extremely busy transport node through which passed most of the rail traffic between London and the Midlands, the north of England, Scotland and North Wales. The Station and its Junction were to retain this position for the next 25 years, during which time the town also grew in size and importance: 'The rise and progress of Rugby station is thus given by the Morning Chronicle: When the London and Birmingham Railway was opened, the little village of Rugby was known only as the locale of a celebrated Grammar School. Now it bids fair to become a large, bustling market town, and the great centre of the principal Railway traffic in the heart of England. The station on the line when first opened, and for a good many years after, was not 40 yards in length. Now it is about 150; and looking from one end to the other it appears as if it had been laid down for some splendid promenade. Since the traffic on the Midland Railway was diverted towards it, and the Midland Company got a joint interest in the station, notwithstanding its vast accommodation, it is now found to be greatly too small. To remedy this and to provide for the traffic on the Trent Valley line, now in progress at the Rugby terminus, as well as for the traffic to the Rugby, Warwick, and Leamington Railway, which is also to use this station as a central depot for goods, and for the conveyance of passengers from the East to the West of England and to Wales, plans have been drawn of such additions and alterations as will serve to make the station at once the most extensive and magnificent in the kingdom. The Midland Counties and the Trent Valley Companies will mostly confine themselves to the North side, while the London and Birmingham and the Rugby, Warwick and Leamington Companies will chiefly occupy the South. At present, the London and Birmingham have got a spacious fitting and engine establishment on the Rugby side, attached to which, for the accommodation of the fitters and their families, two rows of handsome and commodious cottages have been erected, and with their neat and tidy plots of garden ground, constitute quite a picture along the line. In a straight line from these cottages, a new road has been laid out, and nearly all built upon by handsome houses, constituting what is styled ‘railway Terrace,’ the upper end of which joins the village, which now boasts double the population it contained only ten years ago.' The Coventry Herald, 12th June 1846.

Charles Newmarch, returning to Rugby after some years absence, remarked on the change to the station architecture that had occurred, describing the original station as being of timber construction: 'But when we at length stopped at the station, a great change was indeed perceptible. We remembered nothing of the long range of building, with its engine houses and immense establishment; when we left Rugby, a little wooden station of very moderate dimensions was found sufficient for all the traffic that then existed, whereas now we have a platform of some hundred feet in length, and even more accommodation is still required.' Recollections of Rugby, C. H. Newmarch (1848).

Other lines to Stamford (1850) and to Leamington (1851) added to the traffic, to the extent that Rugby Station eventually became so congested that on occasions trains had to wait hours to pass through, leading to much frustration and anger among travellers (and to Charles Dickens’ satirical tales of Mugby Junction): 'At about this time the attention of the shareholders was first seriously directed to some new railway schemes that were in contemplation; one of which came eventually to exercise an important influence on the destinies of the Midland Company. This was a proposal for a new line to connect the Midland system with the metropolis. Many complaints had been made that the only access for Midland passengers to London was by the circuitous and uncertain route of Rugby — uncertain because the arrangements for the meeting of trains so frequently broke down. One gentleman, for instance, declared at a public meeting at Leicester, that he had three times in succession been detained three hours at Rugby; and it was declared that many persons ‘hated the name of Rugby.' The Midland Railway: its rise and progress, FS Williams (1876).

The position was alleviated to some extent when, in 1857, the Midland Railway negotiated an agreement with the Great Northern to run trains into Kings Cross via Hitchin, and in 1859 when the London and North Western opened a third track between Willesden and Bletchley. Nevertheless, congestion remained serious due, in great part, to the heavy London-bound Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire coalfield traffic, which disgorged from the former Midland Counties line: 'The embarrassment of the Midland Company, too, may be imagined when they received such messages as, ‘Stop all coals from Butterley colliery for Acton, Hammersmith, and Kew, for three days, as Willesden sidings are blocked up.’ ‘The North London are blocked with Poplar coals for all the dealers; Camden cannot receive any more for Poplar.’ ‘You must stop the whole till London is clear.’ ‘Rugby is blocked so as not to be able to shunt any more.’ ‘Camden and the North London are blocked with coals.' The Midland Railway: its rise and progress, FS Williams (1876).

'On one occasion the North Western was so blocked with traffic that it was forced to give notice to the Midland that it could not for some time take on any coal traffic from Rugby, and that in consequence ‘five miles’ of coal trains accumulated at Rugby waiting for conveyance to London . . . . It was under these circumstances that the Midland directors promoted a line to London . . . . ' History of the London and North Western Railway, WL Steel (1914).

The Midland Railway’s own line into London was completed in 1868 with the opening of the Saint Pancras passenger terminus, to be followed five years later by the prestigious Midland Grand Hotel. Despite losing most of its traffic from the former Midland Counties Railway, Rugby continued to remain inadequate for the freight traffic it carried. In other respects, the station was poorly constructed and a constant source of irritation to travellers, its particularly low platforms which enabled tyre examination being a perennial source of complaint. Eventually, in 1882 . . . .'. . . . the London and North-Western Railway voted a sum of £70,000 for the erection of a new station. The traffic had become so heavy that in the present incommodious station it is worked with much difficulty and many delays . . . . More than 120 passenger trains, only one of which does not stop, pass through the station daily, and as there is no separate line for goods and mineral trains, the stress of a proportionate number of these is added . . . . a goods or mineral train is despatched every nine minutes during the night time. Then there is the fact that coal trains for the South are made up at Rugby of trucks coming from the Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Cannock Chase, and other coalfields. About two years ago an adequate goods station and large cattle sidings were built; but the usefulness of these must to a very appreciable extent be counteracted, so long as the present arrangement of metals is used. What shortcomings of the station are that present themselves to the notice of passengers is tolerably well known.' Birmingham Daily Post, 1st March 1884.

The new station was opened in July 1885. [18] It consisted of an exceptionally large island platform (437 yards long by 37 yards wide), on each side of which were two pairs of tracks to accommodate passenger and goods traffic, with bay platforms at each end. Mid-way along each side of the island were ‘scissor junctions’, which allowed two trains to use one platform at the same time.Considerable re-engineering was also carried out to the south of the Station to construct flyovers to keep the main line clear of traffic from Northampton and Peterborough.

Following completion of the Midland main line into London, the former Midland Counties Railway to Rugby lost its importance by 1884, the service had diminished to five trains daily in each direction but a service continued until the line was closed in December 1961. Elsewhere, the 1960s marked the start of Rugby’s decline as a railway town, in part due to Dr. Beeching and his axe. Its locomotive sheds were closed in 1960 and in 1965, as did the Locomotive Testing Station and the Great Central goods yard. Of the railways that once converged on Rugby from nine directions, the line to Leamington closed in 1965, followed in 1966 by the line to Peterborough and the Great Central Railway south of Rugby. The section of the Great Central Railway to Nottingham survived until 1969.

Rugby's Northern Approaches

An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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An etching of the bridge over the Lutterworth Road at Rugby as seen in Osborne's Guide of circa 1840
An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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An etching of the bridge over the Lutterworth Road at Rugby as depicted by John Cooke Bourne in June 1839
An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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Engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road
View of the eleven arch viaduct built by the former Midland Counties Railway over the River Avon
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View of the eleven arch viaduct built by the former Midland Counties Railway over the River Avon
View of the northern approach to the station with the gantry controlled by Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin
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View of the northern approach to the station with the gantry controlled by Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin

Looking towards  Rugby with both Newbold up home signals are 'pulled off' to allow the passage of the next services
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Looking towards Rugby with Newbold's up home signals 'pulled off' to allow the passage of the next trains
View of the triple junction to Leamington, Birmingham via Coventry and stations north on the West Coast
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View of the triple junction to Leamington, Birmingham via Coventry and stations north on the West Coast
Close up showing the layout of the triple junction with the three former LNWR lines to the north of Rugby station
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Close up showing the layout of the triple junction with the three former LNWR lines to the north of Rugby station
View of the northern approaches to the station taken along the River Avon during the first year of the Second World War
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The northern approaches to the station taken along the River Avon during the first year of World War II
Close up showing an unidentified ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T locomotive on the former Midland line to Leicester
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LNWR Society
Close up of an unidentified ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T locomotive on the former Midland line to Leicester

View looking north from Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin located on the up side of the line to Stafford
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View looking north from Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin located on the up side of the line to Stafford
Close up showing the Leamington branch on the left and Birmingham and Stafford lines on the right
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Close up showing the Leamington branch on the left and Birmingham and Stafford lines on the right
Close up showing an ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP locomotive arriving in the up marshalling yard sidings with a train of box vans
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Close up of an ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP locomotive arriving in the up marshalling yard sidings with a train of box vans
Close up showing the Leicester branch line and the approximate position of the Midland Railway's Signal Box
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Close up showing the Leicester branch line and the approximate position of the Midland Railway's Signal Box
View looking north from the station side of Newbold bridge towards Rugby's second No 7 signal cabin
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View looking north from the station side of Newbold bridge towards Rugby's second No 7 signal cabin

View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48751 of track maintenance being carried out near No 7 signal cabin
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View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 No 48751 of track maintenance near Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
Close up showing a mixture of upper quadrant signals and colour light signals, the latter used for controlling the main lines
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Close up showing both upper quadrant signals and colour light signals, the latter used for controlling the main lines
Close up showing two rakes of British Railways 16 ton steel mineral wagons stabled adjacent to the Goods and the Loop lines
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Close up showing two rakes of BR 16 ton steel mineral wagons stabled adjacent to the Goods and the Loop lines
An unidentified ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation Class locomotive at the head of a down express passes the up marshalling sidings
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LNWR Society
An ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation Class locomotive heads of a down express past the up marshalling sidings
Close up of a range of bulk carrier wagons used in BR days from the 20-Ton Bulk Grain Wagon to BR open wagons
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Close up of a range of bulk carrier wagons used in BR days from the 20-Ton Bulk Grain Wagon to BR open wagons

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Every picture tells a story - The BTH Works and Railway Sidings Postcard

Magnificent view of the northern approach to Rugby station viewed from the North West in the late 1920s
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Magnificent view of the northern approach to Rugby station viewed from the North West in the late 1920s
Close up showing the MR Leicester line crossing over Hunters Lane overbridge with Rugby's sidings in the foreground
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Close up of the MR Leicester line crossing over Hunters Lane overbridge with Rugby's sidings in the foreground
Close up showing the selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
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Close up of an oil wagon being fly shunted with the engine paused by the offices and huts of the yard staff
Close up showing the yard's shunting hump in the foreground and the Midland signal box standing behind
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Close up showing the yard's shunting hump in the foreground and the Midland signal box standing behind
Close up showing the front of the train being reversed over the hump and also the wooden bridge that crossed the railway
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Close up of the front of the train being reversed over the hump and the wooden bridge that crossed the railway

Close up showing the selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
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Close up of a selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
Close up showing the Midland Railway's line crossing the roadway from Newbold Road to Rugby Sewage Works
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Close up showing the Midland Railway's line crossing the roadway from Newbold Road to Rugby Sewage Works
Close up of the Midland Railway line to Leicester showing the Sewage Work's pumping station and boiler house behind
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Close up of the MR line to Leicester and the Sewage Work's pumping station and boiler house behind
Close up showing the entrance to Hunters wagon repair shop which catered for the large number of crippled wagons which arise each year
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Close up of the entrance to Hunters wagon repair shop which catered for the large number of crippled wagons
Close up showing the ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D' goods locomotive at the head of a train of Bedwas Coke wagons with the Midland Railway Signal Box on the left
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Close up showing the ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D' goods locomotive at the head of a train of Bedwas Coke wagons

Close up showing Rugby's shunting hump in its entirety and the unusual formation of the Bedwas Coke train which occupied it
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Close up showing Rugby's shunting hump in its entirety and the unusual formation of the Bedwas Coke train

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Rugby's Exchange Sidings

Looking north towards Nuneaton with Rugby's gas works towering over the railway on the left of the photograph
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Looking north to Nuneaton with Rugby's gas works towering over the railway on the left of the photograph
Close up showing the Permanent Way gang preparing the ballast before the sleepers and rails are laid
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Close up showing the Permanent Way gang preparing the ballast before the sleepers and rails are laid
Close up showing two of the timber buildings erected for use by the staff shunting the down sidings
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Close up showing two of the timber buildings erected for use by the staff shunting the down sidings
A 1930s view looking towards the station from the footbridge with the goods yard on the right
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A 1930s view looking towards the station from the footbridge with Rugby's coal and goods yard on the right
Looking north from Rugby No 4 signal cabin towards the long wooden footbridge which traversed the railway
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Looking north from Rugby No 4 signal cabin towards the long wooden footbridge which traversed the railway

Close up showing the main yard on the left with a mix of both covered wagons and mineral wagons in the yard
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Close up showing the main yard on the left with a mix of both covered wagons and mineral wagons in the yard
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin with an ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' on an up express to its left
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Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin with an ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' on an up express to its left
Close up showing the British Thompson Houston works and the exchange sidings which were sited on the up side of the main line
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Close up showing BTH's works and the exchange sidings which were sited on the up side of the main line
Internal view of Bilton Sidings signal cabin, the LNWR lever frame and the track diagram above the block shelf
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View of an unknown ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class locomotive on an up express passing Rugby's up exchange sidings
Close up showing the timber office and hut located at the southern entrance to Rugby's down sidings
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Close up showing the timber office and hut located at the southern entrance to Rugby's down sidings

Close up showing the water column located on Rugby's up exchange sidings with another yard in the background
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Close up showing the water column located on Rugby's up exchange sidings with another yard in the background
Close up showing in colour Rugby's No 5 signal cabin, the BTH factory and the surrounding railway scene
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Close up showing in colour Rugby's No 5 signal cabin, the BTH factory and the surrounding railway scene
View looking south towards Rugby station from the overbridge carrying the railway across Newbold Road
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View looking south towards Rugby station from the overbridge carrying the railway across Newbold Road
Close up view showing the goods yard, full of mainly covered vans, together with LNWR somersault signals
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Close up view showing the goods yard, full of mainly covered vans, together with LNWR somersault signals
Close up view showing an ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F locomotive heading a down goods as it passes under the colour light signals
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Close up view of an ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F locomotive heading a down goods as it passes under the colour light signals

LNWR 2-2-2-0 No 410 'City of London', a three cylinder compound locomotive is seen in front of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin
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LNWR 2-2-2-0 a 3-cylinder compound locomotive No 410 'City of London', in front of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin
Close up showing the coaling stage with the MR's lines from Leicester to Rugby passing in front of the structure
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Close up showing the coaling stage with the MR's lines from Leicester to Rugby passing in front of the structure
Close up of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin showing the coaling shed can be seen in the background
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Close up of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin showing the coaling shed can be seen in the background
An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Jumbo' locomotive pilots a LNWR 4-4-0 'Jubilee' class locomotive on a down express
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An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Jumbo' locomotive pilots a LNWR 4-4-0 'Jubilee' class locomotive on a down express
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings
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Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings

LNWR 0-8-2T No 2348 is seen shunting a rake of coal wagons in Rugby's up exchange sidings
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LNWR 0-8-2T No 2348 is seen shunting a rake of coal wagons in Rugby's up exchange sidings
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
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Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
LNWR 2-4-0 No 1217 'Florence' passes through Rugby with an up express with the MR shed in the background
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LNWR 2-4-0 No 1217 'Florence' passes through on an up express with the MR shed in the background
View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
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View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
View of the BTH electrical engineering factory as seen from the footbridge with a Mazda Lamps advert on the roof
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BTH electrical engineering factory as seen from the footbridge with an advert on the roof for Mazda Lamps

Looking south from the wooden bridge towards the station with Rugby's No 5 signal cabin on the right
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Looking south from the wooden bridge towards the station with Rugby's No 5 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the exchange sidings in front of the BTH works and the factory's overhead crane
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Anon
Close up showing the exchange sidings in front of the BTH works and the factory's overhead crane
An early 20th century view of the northern approach to Rugby station and on the right its goods yard
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Anon
An early 20th century view of the northern approach to Rugby station and on the right its goods yard
Close up showing the sidings in the goods yard which contain a good mix of covered wagons and vans
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Anon
Close up showing the sidings in the goods yard which contain a good mix of covered wagons and vans
Close up showing on the left Rugby's No 5 signal cabin and the signals covering the approach to the up lines
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Anon
Close up showing on the left Rugby's No 5 signal cabin and the signals covering the approach to the up lines

Looking across the northern approach of the station towards the BTH works showing the footbridge and goods trains
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WoW
Looking across the northern approach towards the BTH works showing the footbridge and goods trains
Close up showing the lineside structures at the Birmingham end of the up platform and the footbridge in the distance
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Anon
Close up showing the lineside structures at the northern end of the platforms with the footbridge in the distance
Looking north towards Rugby No 5 signal cabin and the wooden bridge carrying pedestrians over the railway
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IJ Williams
Looking north towards Rugby No 5 signal cabin and the wooden bridge carrying pedestrians over the railway
Close up showing the colour light signal gantry controlling the down through goods and the down through main lines
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IJ Williams
Close up of the colour light signal gantry controlling the down through goods and the down through main lines
Close up showing the lines leading to the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the lines leading to the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester

Close up in colour showing the sidings between British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
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P Fitton
Close up in colour showing the sidings between British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
View from Rugby's No 5 signal cabin showing the lines from the Leicester branch crossing the through lines
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DJ Braden
View from Rugby's No 5 signal cabin showing the lines from the Leicester branch crossing the through lines
Close up showing from left to right the up and down engine line, the up goods and the up through main
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DJ Braden
Close up showing from left to right the up and down engine line, the up goods and the up through main
Close up showing Rugby's No 4 signal cabin and to its left the bays for local trains to Stafford, New Street and Leamington
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DJ Braden
Close up showing Rugby's No 4 signal cabin and to its left the bays for local trains to Stafford, New Street and Leamington
View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48751 of Rugby No 5 signal cabin with the station seen in the distance
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IJ Williams
View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 No 48751 of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin with the station in the distance

Close up showing the sidings located between the British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the sidings located between the British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
Close up showing the through up lines approaching Rugby station and the remaining former Midland station building
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R Barby
Close up showing the through up lines approaching Rugby and the remaining former MR station building
Close up looking across the two sets of Bay lines to the up goods line with the carriage shed beyond
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IJ Williams
Close up looking across the two sets of Bay lines to the up goods line with the carriage shed beyond
Close up showing the down through lines to the right of the colour signals and also the coal merchants sidings
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the down through lines to the right of the colour signals and also the coal merchants sidings
Close up showing Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin and behind, a large numbers of open mineral wagons and vent vans
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin and behind, a large numbers of open mineral wagons and vent vans

Looking south towards Rugby's No 4 signal cabin with the bay platforms on the left and the down platform line on the right
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IJ Williams
Looking south to Rugby's No 4 signal cabin with on the left the bay platforms and on the right the down platform line
Close up showing the tracks leading to Rugby's goods sheds and to the other sidings behind Wood Street
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R Barby
Close up showing the tracks leading to Rugby's goods sheds and to the other sidings behind Wood Street
Close up showing a variety of stabled wagons destined to be unloaded at Rugby's Goods and Coal yard
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LNWR Society
Close up showing a variety of stabled wagons destined to be unloaded at Rugby's Goods and Coal yard
Close up showing part of the sidings located behind the junction of Wood Street and Railway Terrace
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Anon
Close up showing part of the sidings located behind the junction of Wood Street and Railway Terrace
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6145 'The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)' with the down Euston to Liverpool express
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G Coltas
LMS 4-6-0 No 6145 'The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)' with the down Euston to Liverpool express

Close up showing two unidentified locomotives, a LMS 2-6-4T and a 4-6-0 Black 5 standing by the water columns
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G Coltas
Close up showing an unidentified LMS 2-6-4T and a 4-6-0 Black 5 standing by the water column
Close up looking along Rugby's down through lines southwards towards the Great Central bridge
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LNWR Society
Close up looking along Rugby's down through lines southwards towards the Great Central bridge
Looking north towards Stafford with the water tank house and Station Terrace housing on the left circa 1940s
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D Hanson
Looking north towards Stafford with the water tank house and Station Terrace housing on the left circa 1940s

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Rugby Station

LNWR Days

Station Road Entrance

View of the main entrance to Rugby's second station which was erected directly opposite Railway Terrace
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Warwickshire Library
View of the main entrance to Rugby's second station which was erected directly opposite Railway Terrace
Rugby's second station with its three bay porte cochère plays host to two 'Clarence' four-wheeled carriages
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LNWR Society
Rugby's second station with its three bay porte cochère plays host to two 'Clarence' four-wheeled carriages
View of horse drawn cab rank and the main entrance to Rugby's third station seen on 3rd July 1906
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British Railways
View of horse drawn cab rank and the main entrance to Rugby's third station seen on 3rd July 1906
Close up showing the magnificent porte cochère which was designed to offset the gloomy passenger tunnel beyond
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British Railways
Close up of the magnificent porte cochère which was designed to offset the gloomy passenger tunnel beyond
Preparing for War as a horse used to haul a Howitzer Battery gun is being loaded on to a railway wagon in Rugby goods yard
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Britisgh Railways
Rugby Station's entrance showing its five bay porte cochère looking in need of refurbishment

Up Platform

Looking along the Midland Railway's up platform at the second Rugby Station circa 1850
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Roscoe and Lecount
Looking along the Midland Railway's up platform at the second Rugby Station circa 1850
Rugby Station's catering staff stand ready on the up platform to serve passengers on an incoming train
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LNWR Society
Rugby Station's catering staff stand ready on the up platform to serve passengers on an incoming train
An unidentified LNWR 4-4-0 'George the Fifth' Class locomotive stands at the platform with the Sunny South Express service
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Postcard
A LNWR 4-4-0 'George the Fifth' Class locomotive stands at the platform with the Sunny South Express service
A train indicator which showed the time of the next two trains and ay which section of the up platform
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Postcard
A train indicator which showed the time of the next two trains and ay which section of the up platform

Down Platform

Looking towards London along the down platform as a train leaves the south section of the platform
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Real Photographs
Looking towards London along the down platform as a train leaves the south section of the platform
Close up of the down platform and on the left the ramp protected by railings providing access to the station
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Real Photographs
Close up of the down platform and on the left the ramp protected by railings providing access to the station
Close up showing a LNWR 4-4-0 at the head of an express using the scissor crossing to exit the down platform
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Real Photographs
Close up of a LNWR 4-4-0 at the head of an express using the scissor crossing to exit the down platform
Looking along platform 1 from the Stafford end of Rugby station with bay platforms 5 and 6 on the left
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J Alsop
Looking along platform 1 from the Stafford end of Rugby station with bay platforms 5 and 6 on the left
Close up of Bays 5 and 6 which served local passenger services to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
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J Alsop
Close up of Bays 5 and 6 which served local passenger services to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford

A 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train for Euston arrives opposite the newsstand
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Postcard
A 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train for Euston arrives opposite the newsstand
Close up showing some of the signage to the rooms in the main building sited between the up and down through platforms
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J Alsop
Close up of the signage to the rooms in the main building sited between the up and down through platforms
A September 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train from Euston arrives in the station
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Postcard
A September 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train from Euston arrives in the station
Looking towards Nuneaton along the up platform with a LNWR 4-4-0 George the Fifth locomotive waiting to depart for Euston
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LNWR Society
Looking along the up platform with a LNWR 4-4-0 George the Fifth locomotive waiting to depart for Euston
Close up showing the luggage weighing machine located adjacent to the entrance to the Booking Office
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LNWR Society
Close up showing the luggage weighing machine located adjacent to the entrance to the Booking Office

Looking along the down platform as station staff help passengers to load their luggage on to the train
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LNWR Society
Looking along the down platform as station staff help passengers to load their luggage on to the train
Close up showing Rugby's Station Master, complete with top hat, standing in the centre of the melee on the down platform
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LNWR Society
Close up of Rugby's Station Master, complete with top hat, standing in the centre of the melee on the down platform
LNWR 2-(2-2)-0 three-cylinder Webb compound No 1730 'City of Glasgow' at Rugby 4.01pm on 30th July 1896
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LNWR Society
LNWR 2-(2-2)-0 three-cylinder Webb compound No 1730 'City of Glasgow' at Rugby 4.01pm on 30th July 1896
A late Victorian view of the down platform with an important express service waiting to depart to the north
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LNWR Society
A late Victorian view of the down platform with an important express service waiting to depart to the north
  Early 1900s view of the down platform as a LNWR train arrives opposite the news kiosk
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LNWR Society
Close up showing the modesty screen to the 'Ladies Waiting Room Second Class' on the down platform

LMS and British Railways Days

Another view of Rugby's frontage and canopy with a mixture of vehicles in LMS and BR's new corporate livery
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British Railways
Another view of Rugby's frontage and canopy with a mixture of vehicles in LMS and BR's new corporate livery
Looking towards the main entrance of the station with the bridge carrying the railway over Murray Road just beyond
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British Railways
Looking towards the main entrance of the station with the bridge carrying the railway over Murray Road just beyond
Another view of Rugby's entrance located in Railway Terrace near to the junction with Murray Road
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British Railways
Another view of Rugby's entrance located in Railway Terrace near to the junction with Murray Road
View of one of the two ramps which provided access from the main entrance via the pedestrian underpass
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British Railways
View of one of the two ramps which provided access from the main entrance via the pedestrian underpass
View of the water fountain marked with the date 1864 located on the down platform seen on 13th April 1954
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British Railways
View of the water fountain marked with the date 1864 located on the down platform seen on 13th April 1954

View of the entrance to the refreshment room from the up platform showing mail bags loaded on trolleys
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British Railways
View of the entrance to the refreshment room from the up platform showing mail bags loaded on trolleys
View of the Nuneaton end of the up platform showing the doorways to the telegraph and booking offices
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British Railways
View of the Nuneaton end of the up platform showing the doorways to the telegraph and booking offices
Close up showing the north end of Rugby's Platform One for down traffic and access to the adjacent Platform Six
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AW Flowers
Close up showing the north end of Rugby's Platform One for down traffic and access to the adjacent Platform Six
View across the up lines towards the northern part of Rugby station with Rugby's No 3 signal cabin on the right
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IJ Williams
View across the up lines towards the northern part of Rugby station with Rugby's No 3 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the facilities located at the Nuneaton end of the main station building including the Ladies Waiting Room
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IJ Williams
Close up of the facilities located at the Nuneaton end of the main building including the Ladies Waiting Room

View of the up platform showing the train shed covering both the platform line and the avoiding line
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Anon
View of the up platform showing the train shed covering both the platform line and the avoiding line
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
Close up showing a number of variety of four wheeled railway luggage trolleys scattered along the down platform
Looking along platform one with the dining rooms and refreshment rooms in the centre  of the image
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British Railways
Looking along platform one with the dining rooms and refreshment rooms in the centre of the image
View of Rugby's Refreshment Room doorway and the signage that was liberally distributed on the walls
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British Railways
View of Rugby's Refreshment Room doorway and the signage that was liberally distributed on the walls

BR Standard 4MT Class No 75030 is seen receiving some attention to its smokebox whilst inside Rugby shed
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J Kirby
Close up of the path and steps which were adjacent to the bidirectional engine line and offices

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Rugby's Southern Approaches

View from the Great Central bridge looking towards the southern end of Rugby station as an ex-LMS Stanier locomotive passes under
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Weston Collection
View from the GC bridge looking towards the southern end of Rugby station with No 1 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the southern aspect of the approach to the station with the through lines on the left
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the southern aspect of the approach to the station with the through lines on the left
Close up showing the tracks on either side of Rugby's tall No 1 signal cabin which included two sidings
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the tracks on either side of Rugby's tall No 1 signal cabin which included two sidings
The southern end of the station showing the Market Harborough and Northampton platforms the left
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Weston Collection
The southern end of the station showing the Market Harborough and Northampton platforms the left
Close up showing the configuration of the train shed which had two ridged roofs at either end and two bow roofs in the centre
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Weston Collection
Close up of Rugby station's train shed which had two ridged roofs at either end and two bow roofs in the centre

Rugby Station viewed from the Great Central Bridge with the engine line to the shed passing beneath the photographer
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F Stag
Rugby Station viewed from the Great Central Bridge with the engine line to the shed passing beneath the photographer
Looking towards Euston with the up through line on the right and the bidirectional engine line on the left
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J Alsop
Looking towards Euston with the up through line on the right and the bidirectional engine line on the left
Looking north towards Clifton Road bridge and Rugby with the lines from Northampton and Market Harborough on the right on 9th April 1932
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J Alsop
Looking north towards Rugby with the lines from Market Harborough & Northampton on the right on 9th April 1932
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express
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S Banks
An unidentified LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton Class locomotive heads an express to Euston beneath the GCR bridge
Southern approaches to the station showing from left to right Northampton, Market Harborough and Euston lines
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Anon
Southern approaches to the station showing from left to right Northampton, Market Harborough and Euston lines

Close up of the lines approaching from the south with Clifton Road Junction seen in the distance under the centre bridge
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Anon
Close up of the lines from the south with Clifton Road Junction seen in the distance under the centre bridge
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 locomotive is seen coming out of the 'Rathole' at the head of a Euston express
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Anon
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 locomotive is seen coming out of the 'Rathole' at the head of a Euston express
Clifton Road bridge with the junction between Northampton and Market Harborough in the centre of the image
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IJ Williams
Clifton Road bridge with the junction between Northampton and Market Harborough in the centre of the image
Close up showing the junction between the two branches after the removal of the elevated signal cabin
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the junction between the two branches after the removal of the elevated signal cabin
Looking south from Clifton Road bridge before removal of the overbridge to Townsend Road in 1963
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DJ Braden
Looking south from Clifton Road bridge before removal of the overbridge to Townsend Road in 1963

Close up of the junction between the down line from Market Harborough and the down line from Northampton
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DJ Braden
Close up of the junction between the down line from Market Harborough and the down line from Northampton
LMS railway photo
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Weston Collection
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46149 'The Middlesex Regimant' is seen approaching Rugby whilst at the head of a down express
Close up showing the site of the former Clifton Road Junction signal cabin with the Market Harborough line on the left
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Weston Collection
Close up of the site of the former Clifton Road Junction signal cabin with the Market Harborough line on the left
Close up showing the Permanent Way huts located adjacent to the fast up line and down slow line
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J Alsop
Close up showing the Permanent Way huts located adjacent to the fast up line and down slow line
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express
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Postcard
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express

Remodelling work requires a new railway bridge for the Northampton branch over the Oxford Canal
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Gerald Broom
A Claughton passes beneath Clifton Road Junction signal cabin as a LNWR 0-8-0 waits for the right of way
Remodelling work requires a new railway bridge for the Northampton branch over the Oxford Canal
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WoW
Remodelling work on the Northampton branch required the LNWR to build a new bridge over the Oxford Canal
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
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RS Carpenter
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
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N Simms
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963

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1960s view of the remodelling of Rugby's Southern Approaches

A NCK Ransome & Rapier Crane is seen assisting the tripod piling rigs inside the steel piled cofferdam
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A Roddis
A NCK Ransome & Rapier Crane is seen assisting the tripod piling rigs inside the steel piled cofferdam
An unidentified ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive passes under Clifton Road Bridge on a Type 3 working
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A Roddis
An unidentified ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive passes under Clifton Road Bridge on a Type 3 working
Crewe North's Steam Breakdown Crane is lifting precast concrete beams on to Clifton Road Junction bridge
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A Roddis
Crewe North's Steam Breakdown Crane is lifting precast concrete beams on to Clifton Road Junction bridge
Clifton Road Junction bridge as a BR Britannia Class locomotive approaches with a down express working
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A Roddis
Clifton Road Junction bridge as a BR Britannia Class locomotive approaches with a down express working
Looking towards Rugby station as the ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive approaches the Great Central bridge
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A Roddis
Looking towards Rugby station as the ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive approaches the GC bridge

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Aerial views of Rugby station and yard

An aerial view showing Rugby station's dual width train shed and the goods yard which lay to the north of the station
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Aerofilms
An aerial view showing Rugby station's dual width train shed and the goods yard which lay to the north of the station
Close up showing the cattle pens and the twin peaked roof of Rugby's goods shed which opened in 1881
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Aerofilms
Close up showing the cattle pens and the twin peaked roof of Rugby's goods shed which opened in 1881
Close up showing the remaining portion of Rugby's second station which accommodated the Midland Railway
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Aerofilms
Close up of the remaining portion of Rugby's second station which accommodated the Midland Railway
Close up showing the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
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Aerofilms
Close up of the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
Close up showing the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
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Aerofilms
Close up of the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed

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I Mackenzie
An aerial view of the 'Birdcage' bridge showing the overhead power lines being erected and the new Clifton Road bridge

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Rugby's LNWR Great Central Signal Gantry and Signal Cabins

The 'Bedstead'

A publicity photograph by the LNWR of their staff and men standing on the LNWR Signal Gantry prior to the GC bridge being erected
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Anon
A publicity photograph by the LNWR of men standing on the LNWR Signal Gantry prior to the GC bridge being erected
Rugby's Signal Gantry prior to the construction of the Great Central bridge carrying the new railway over the LNWR mainline
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LNWR Society
Rugby's Signal Gantry prior to the construction of the GC bridge carrying the new railway over the LNWR mainline
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing advanced temporary work on the GC bridge underway
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WoW
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing advanced temporary work on the GC bridge underway
View of a LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' class held by the signals under the GC bridge whilst at the head of a down train
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SWA Newton
View of an unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' class locomotive held by the signals under the GC bridge
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25673 'Lusitania' waits for a clear road under Rugby Signal Gantry
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Rugby Library
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 PoW class No 25673 'Lusitania' waiting under Rugby Signal Gantry for a clear road to the station

Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing the main down line on the left and on the right the line to the shed's turntable
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Warwickshire Libraries
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing the main down line andthe line to Rugby shed's turntable
Another view of Rugby's famous signal gantry nicknamed the 'Rugby bedstead' with the GC bridge in the background
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V Forster
Another view of the signal gantry nicknamed the 'Rugby bedstead' with the GC bridge in the background
Diagram showing the location of the tracks controlled by the signal gantry and their relevant signals
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PJ Worsley
Diagram showing the location of the tracks controlled by the signal gantry and their relevant signals
Close up showing two workmen on the top set of signals beneath the signals controlling the lines from Northampton
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S Banks
Close up of two workmen on the top set of signals beneath the signals controlling the lines from Northampton

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Rugby's Signal Cabins

Rugby No 1 Signal Cabin

View of Rugby No 1 Signal Box which was located between the London end of the station and the GC bridge
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HW Robinson ©Steam Archive
View of Rugby No 1 signal cabin located between the London end of the station and the GC bridge
Another view of Rugby's three storey No 1 signal cabin with the down platform line immediately in the foreground
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IJ Williams
Another view of Rugby's three storey No 1 signal cabin with the down platform line immediately in the foreground
View looking south showing Rugby No 1 signal cabin on 11th September 1964 a few day prior to its closure
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D Smith
View looking south showing Rugby No 1 signal cabin on 11th September 1964 a few day prior to its closure
The interior of Rugby's No 1 Signal Box with two signalmen in attendance - each being responsible for a section of levers etc
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Postcard
Interior of Rugby No 1 signal cabin with two signalmen each being responsible for a section of levers
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DJ Braden
Internal view of Rugby's No 1 signal cabin and some of the 185 levers used to operate points, signals etc

Rugby No 1 signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines controlled by colour light and semaphore signals
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 1 signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines controlled by colour light and semaphore signals

Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin which was sited between the down platform lines and the through lines
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Anon
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin which was sited between the down platform lines and the through lines
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin seen in the early 1950s with an ex-LNWR Elliptical Roof Corridor Slip Coach stabled behind it on a siding
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RS Carpenter
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin seen in the early 1950s with an ex-LNWR Elliptical Roof Corridor Slip Coach stabled behind it
Rugby No 2 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down platform and down through lines and sidings
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 2 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down platform and down through lines and sidings

Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 3 signal cabin which controls the scissor crossover and the section of track on the up side of the station
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BR
Rugby No 3 signal cabin which controls the scissor crossover and the section of track on the up side of the station
Close up of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin and to its right, the two through roads and the bidirectional engine line
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IJ Williams
Close up of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin and to its right, the two through roads and the bidirectional engine line
Interior view of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin showing the board and block instruments controlling the through lines
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Anon
Interior view of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin showing the board and block instruments controlling the through lines
Rugby No 3 signal cabin's track diagram showing the up platform, up through and goods lines and sidings
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 3 signal cabin's track diagram showing the up platform, up through and goods lines and sidings

Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin

Close up of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin at the end of the down platform with the Stafford Bay platforms on the left
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IJ Williams
Close up of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin at the end of the down platform with the Stafford Bay platforms on the left
Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin which was located between the Stafford and Birmingham Bay platforms and the down platform line
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Anon
Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin which was located between the Bay platforms and the down platform line
An interior view of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin with just some of the ninety levers controlling the Bay and through lines
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Anon
Interior view of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin with just some of the ninety levers controlling the Bay and through lines
Rugby No 4 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down various lines and Bays 3 to 6 inclusive
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 4 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down various lines and Bays 3 to 6 inclusive

Rugby No 5 and No 6 Signal Cabins

Close up showing the northern elevation of Rugby's No 5 signal cabin with the station in the background
Ref: lnwrrm2421a
IJ Williams
Close up showing the northern elevation of Rugby's No 5 signal cabin with the station in the background
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin in the foreground and the signal works in the background
Ref: lnwrrm872b
Anon
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin in the foreground and the signal works in the background
Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin looking north towards the passenger foot bridge and lines to Stafford
Ref: lnwrrm3383
S Payne
Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin looking north towards the passenger foot bridge and lines to Stafford
Rugby No 5 signal cabin's track diagram showing the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester
Ref: lnwrrm2407
PJ Worsley
Rugby No 5 signal cabin's track diagram showing the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3054c
LNWR Society
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings

Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin which was situated on the down side adjacent to Newbold Road over bridge
Ref: lnwrrm3317
LNWR Society
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin which was situated on the down side adjacent to Newbold Road over bridge
Close up showing the southern elevation of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with the 'GEC' works in the background
Ref: lnwrrm2437a
IJ Williams
Close up showing the southern elevation of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with the 'GEC' works in the background
Close up showing Rugby's No 7 signal cabin and either side the two sets of track leading to sidings No 1 and 2
Ref: lnwrrm2431b
IJ Williams
Close up showing Rugby's No 7 signal cabin and either side the two sets of track leading to sidings No 1 and 2
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the line to Leamington and English Electric between the cabin and the camera
Ref: lnwrrm3377
Anon
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the line to Leamington and English Electric between the cabin and the camera
An ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive is seen passing Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin on a Type 5 down express freight service
Ref: lnwrrm3381
Anon
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive is seen passing Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin on a Type 5 down express freight service

An internal view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with one of the 'bobbies' standing by its large lever frame
Ref: lnwrrm853
Anon
An internal view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with one of the 'bobbies' standing by its large lever frame
Another view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin showing the booking table being used in the far corner of the cabin
Ref: lnwrrm863
Anon
Another view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin showing the booking table being used in the far corner of the cabin
Internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal cabin with the track diagram showing the post 1962 track layout
Ref: lnwrrm3376
Anon
Internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal cabin with the track diagram showing the post 1962 track layout
Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the second track layout diagram visible above the levers
Ref: lnwrrm3378
Anon
Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the second track layout diagram visible above the levers
One of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'Bobbies' attends one of the many block instruments sited within the cabin
Ref: lnwrrm3380
Anon
One of Rugby No 7's 'Bobbies' attends one of the many block instruments sited within the cabin

Internal view of Rugby's replacement No 7 signal cabin showing signalmen George Wilson and Denis Fiander
Ref: lnwrrm2417
I Mackenzie
Internal view of Rugby's replacement No 7 signal cabin showing signalmen George Wilson and Denis Fiander
Another internal view of Rugby's No 7 replacement signal cabin complete with its 175 lever signal cabin
Ref: lnwrrm2418
I Mackenzie
Another internal view of Rugby's No 7 replacement signal cabin complete with its 175 lever signal cabin
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'bobby' explains to two visitors how the signalling block system works
Ref: lnwrrm3384
S Payne
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'bobby' explains to two visitors how the signalling block system works
Rugby No 7 signal cabin's track diagram showing the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
Ref: lnwrrm2427
PJ Worsley
Rugby No 7 signal cabin's track diagram showing the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
Rugby No 7 signal cabin's post 1962 track diagram showing the junctions with the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
Ref: lnwrrm3371
Signalling Record Society
Rugby No 7's post 1962 track diagram of the junctions with the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford

'Newbold', 'Clifton Road Junction', 'Hillmorton', 'Bilton Sidings', Rugby Wharf', and 'Kilsby North' Signal Cabins

Close up showing Clifton Road junction signal cabin which was sited straddling the Northampton line
Ref: lnwrrm817a
AW Flowers
Close up showing Clifton Road junction signal cabin which was sited straddling the Northampton line
Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines to Northampton and Euston and the branch to Market Harborough
Ref: lnwrrm2422
PJ Worsley
Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines leading south and the Market Harborough branch
A low resolution of Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
Ref: lnwrrm3370
Signalling Record Society
A low resolution of Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
View of Newbold's small two-storey signal cabin equipped with a LNWR tumbler frame of 15 levers
Ref: lnwrrm2432
PJ Worsley
View of Newbold's small two-storey signal cabin equipped with a LNWR tumbler frame of 15 levers
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing semaphore signalling controlling the four through lines from Rugby
Ref: lnwrrm2415
PJ Worsley
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing semaphore signalling controlling the four through lines from Rugby

Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing the distant signals converted to colour light signals
Ref: lnwrrm2423
PJ Worsley
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing the distant signals converted to colour light signals
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
Ref: lnwrrm2622
RS Carpenter
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
Ref:lnwrrm3302
N Simms
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
A low resolution of Hillmorton Sidings signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
Ref: lnwrrm3369
Signalling Record Society
A low resolution of Hillmorton Sidings signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
A rare, possibly unique, photo of the block shelf and lever frame at Bilton Siding signal box in a later stage of its existence
Ref: lnwrrm2419
I Mackenzie
A rare photo of the block shelf and lever frame at Bilton Siding signal cabin in a later stage of its existence

Close up showing Clifton Road Junction Signal Cabin which was elevated above the Northampton down line
Ref: lnwrrm891a
LNWR Society
Close up showing Clifton Road Junction Signal Cabin which was elevated above the Northampton down line
Kilsby North's signal cabin's track diagram showing the Hillmorton to Kilsby South section of track with one trailing crossover
Ref: lnwrrm2416
PJ Worsley
Kilsby North's signal cabin's track diagram showing the Hillmorton to Kilsby South section of track
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

Midland Railway Signal Boxes

Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 43795 heads a Class K pick up freight service past the ex-MR signal box at Rugby Wharf on 19th July 1955
Ref: lnwrrm3382
Anon
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 43795 heads a Class K pick up freight service past the ex-MR signal box at Rugby Wharf
The ex-Midland Railway Rugby Wharf Signal Box which is now closed as seen on 23rd May 1964
Ref: lnwrrm3379
Anon
The ex-Midland Railway Rugby Wharf Signal Box which is now closed as seen on 23rd May 1964
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
Ref: lnwrrm3056a
LNWR Society
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
Close up showing the third and final MR Signal Box located in the 'V' between the Leicester branch and the exchange sidings
Ref: lnwrrm881k
Postcard
Close up of the third MR Signal Box located in the 'V' between the Leicester branch and the exchange sidings

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Miscellaneous

Looking along Rugby's Cattle Dock towards Wood Street with cattle sidings located on either side of the cobbled way
Ref: lnwrrm2617
British Railways
Looking along Rugby's Cattle Dock towards Wood Street with cattle sidings located on either side of the cobbled way
Close up showing stockmen herding the cattle together before driving them off to the nearby market
Ref: lnwrrm2617a
British Railways
Close up showing stockmen herding the cattle together before driving them off to the nearby market
Close up showing the gates and posts designed to accommodate the unloading of cattle from the wagons
Ref: lnwrrm2617b
British Railways
Close up showing the gates and posts designed to accommodate the unloading of cattle from the wagons
View of the cattle market which was extremely large and which required many to be transported to Rugby by rail
Ref: lnwrrm882
Postcard
View of the cattle market which was extremely large and which required many to be transported to Rugby by rail
View of Old Station Square which occupied part of the site of the original London & Birmingham's temporary station
Ref: lnwrrm2610
B Eite
View of Old Station Square which occupied part of the site of the original L & B's temporary station

View showing on the right the rear elevation of the cottages on Old Station Square which shows the absence of windows
Ref: lnwrrm2614
B Eite
View showing on the right the rear elevation of the cottages on Old Station Square which shows the absence of windows
Rugby's brakedown train is seen rerailing mineral wagons alongside Rugby No 5 signal box with the goods yard in the distance
Ref: lnwrrm896
Anon
Rugby's brakedown train re-rails open wagons next to Rugby No 5 signal cabin with the goods yard in the distance
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
Ref: lnwrrm2375
Anon
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
The departure of King Edward VII on the Royal Train after his visit to Rugby shortly before his death
Ref: lnwrrm884
WoW
The departure of King Edward VII on the Royal Train after his visit to Rugby shortly before his death
Guardians and representatives of the town awaiting the arrival of King Edward VII for the opening of the Temple Speech room
Ref: lnwrrm895
WoW
Representatives of the town awaiting the arrival of King Edward VII for the opening of the Temple Speech room

The Lord Mayor of London arriving at Rugby  for the laying of the foundation stone of the St Cross Hospital's nursing home
Ref: lnwrrm878
WoW
The Lord Mayor of London arriving at Rugby for the laying of the foundation stone of the St Cross Hospital
A posed photograph of the full compliment of L&NWR station staff at Rugby's 1885 station
Ref: lnwrrm886
WoW
A posed photograph of the full compliment of L&NWR station staff at Rugby's 1885 station
Photograph showing some of the LNWR staff employed at Rugby station at the turn of the century
Ref: lnwrrm885
WoW
Photograph showing some of the LNWR staff employed at Rugby station at the turn of the century
The Mayor Alderman RH Myers accompanied by Miss D Myers serves the 100,000th cup of tea from Rugby's wartime station canteen
Ref: lnwrrm898
WoW
The Mayor Alderman RH Myers serves the 100,000th cup of tea from Rugby's wartime station canteen
Preparing for War as a horse used to haul a Howitzer Battery gun is being loaded on to a railway wagon in Rugby goods yard
Ref: lnwrrm877
WoW
View of a horse being used to haul a Howitzer Battery gun onto a railway wagon in Rugby goods yard

A shunting horse being used to rotate the wagon on a wagon turntable in Hunters Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm908
WoW
A shunting horse being used to rotate the wagon on a wagon turntable in Hunters Wagon Works
A Bourne painting showing the construction of Kilsby Tunnel at one of the large diameter air shafts
Ref: lnwrrm1069
Bourne
A Bourne painting showing the construction of Kilsby Tunnel at one of the large diameter air shafts
Railway Terrace built by the LNWR to connect to the station and which was lined on either side with railway sleepers
Ref: lnwrrm904
WoW
Railway Terrace built by the LNWR to connect to the station and which was lined on either side with sleepers

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Ordnance Survey Maps, Diagrams and Drawings

Diagrams and Drawings

Plan of Rugby's rebuilt second station of 1850 showing both L&NWR and Midland Railway facilities
Ref: lnwrrm2468
P Ellliot
Plan of Rugby's rebuilt second station of 1850 showing both L&NWR and Midland Railway facilities
A diagram of Rugby station and carriage shed showing the principal lines through the station
Ref: lnwrrm2537
RJ Essery
A diagram of Rugby station and carriage shed showing the principal lines through the station
Schematic plan showing Rugby's signal cabins post 1948 and the various routes to and from Rugby
Ref: lnwrrm2425
PJ Worsley
Schematic plan showing Rugby's signal cabins post 1948 and the various routes to and from Rugby
Part of the two chain survey dated circa 1905 showing the 'northern' section of Rugby station and its approaches
Ref: lnwrrm2544
RJ Essery
Part of the two chain survey dated circa 1905 showing the 'northern' section of Rugby station and its approaches
Part of the two chain survey dated circa 1905 showing the approaches to Rugby from both Leicester and Birmingham
Ref: lnwrrm2546
RJ Essery
Part of the two chain survey dated circa 1905 showing the approaches from both Leicester and Birmingham

The MR's 1916 edition of its Distance Diagrams showing marked in bold MR lines and also running powers
Ref: lnwrrm2548
RJ Essery
The MR's 1916 edition of its Distance Diagrams showing marked in bold MR lines and also running powers
Schematic plan showing the locations of the Great Central and LMS signal cabins within Rugby and the wider area
Ref: lnwrrm2411
PJ Worsley
Schematic plan showing the locations of the Great Central and LMS signal cabins within Rugby and the wider area
Schematic plan showing the principal roads around Rugby and the main GCR and LMS railway routes
Ref: lnwrrm2412
PJ Worsley
Schematic plan showing the principal roads around Rugby and the main GCR and LMS railway routes
Schematic plan of Rugby station, shed and yards showing the seven different routes that radiated outwards
Ref: lnwrrm2621
Postcard
Schematic plan of Rugby station, shed and yards showing the seven different routes that radiated outwards
Schematic plan showing the configuration of the lines around the station and the two sheds
Ref: lnwrrm2621c
Postcard
Schematic plan showing the configuration of the lines around the station and the two sheds

Part view of the schematic plan showing the lines from Northampton and Euston at the top and Market Harborough at the bottom
Ref: lnwrrm2621a
Postcard
Schematic plan showing the lines from Northampton and Euston at the top and Market Harborough at the bottom
Schematic plan showing lines to Leamington, Birmingham and Trent Valley at the top and Leicester at the bottom
Ref: lnwrrm2621b
Postcard
Schematic plan showing lines to Leamington, Birmingham and Trent Valley at the top and Leicester at the bottom
Schematic outline plan showing the locations of Rugby's three stations erected between 1840 and 1885
Ref: lnwrrm2477
P Elliot
Schematic outline plan showing the locations of Rugby's three stations erected between 1840 and 1885

1886 Ordnance Survey Maps

An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
Ref: lnwrrm3340
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
An 1886 OS Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
Ref: lnwrrm3331
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby station showing the MR's branch to Leicester, coaling stage and its two engine sheds
Ref: lnwrrm3341
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of the station showing the MR's branch to Leicester, coaling stage and

two engine sheds
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3332
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the northern approaches, cattle pens and goods shed
Ref: lnwrrm3330
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the northern approaches, cattle pens and goods shed

An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the MR's engine sheds and the LNWR's carriage and engine sheds
Ref: lnwrrm3329
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 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the southern approaches and Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3342
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the southern approaches and Clifton Road Junction
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the southern approaches including Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3327
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the southern approaches including Clifton Road Junction
An 1886 OS Map of Rugby Station showing the approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough
Ref: lnwrrm3328
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
Ref: lnwrrm3368
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 of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3339
National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the Midland Railway's line to Leicester and Hunters Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3338
National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the Midland Railway's line to Leicester and Hunters Wagon Works
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the northern approaches, cattle pens and goods shed
Ref: lnwrrm3337
National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the northern approaches, cattle pens and goods shed
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the LNWR Engine Sheds and lines passing outside Rugby station
Ref: lnwrrm3336
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 showing the southern approach to the station and the up line to Market Harborough
Ref: lnwrrm3334
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 of Rugby Station showing the southern approaches including Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3333
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
Ref: lnwrrm3344
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
Ref: lnwrrm3351
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 OS Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3352
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station showing the Midland Railway's branch to Leicester and Hunters Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3349
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 OS map of Rugby station showing the Midland Railway's branch to Leicester and Hunters Wagon Works
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station, the exchange sidings, Gas Works and the LNWR Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3350
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station, the exchange sidings, Gas Works and the LNWR Wagon Works

A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square, Gas Works and Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3348
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 OS map of Rugby station showing the MR's Engine sheds and the LNWR's Cattle Pens and Goods shed
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station showing the lines passing on either side of the station
Ref: lnwrrm3347
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station showing the lines passing on either side of the station
A 1912 OS map of Rugby station, the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the branch to Market Harborough and Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3343
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
Ref: lnwrrm3346
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
Ref: lnwrrm3345
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
Ref: lnwrrm3366
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing both the northern and southern approaches to the station
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
Ref: lnwrrm3361
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 OS Map showing the northern approaches from the Old Station Square to the Goods Shed
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square and Gas Works
Ref: lnwrrm3365
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing the Old Station Square and Gas Works
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing both the up and down exchange sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3364
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby Station showing both the up and down exchange sidings
A 1939 OS map of Rugby station showing the Midland Railway's branch to Leicester and Hunters former Wagon Works
Ref: lnwrrm3363
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 OS map of the station showing the Midland Railway's branch to Leicester and Hunters former Wagon Works

A 1939 Ordnance Survey map of Rugby station showing the Goods Yard, Goods Shed and Cattle pens
Ref: lnwrrm3362
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the Goods Yard, Goods Shed and Cattle pens
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the lines passing on either side of the station
Ref: lnwrrm3360
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station showing the lines passing on either side of the station
A 1939 OS Map of the station, the two LNWR Engine Sheds, the branch to Market Harborough and Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3356
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 Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction
Ref: lnwrrm3357
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map of Rugby station and the southern approach up to Clifton Road Junction
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Ref: lnwrrm3358
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 OS map of Rugby station showing the section of line from the GCR bridge to Clifton Road Junction

Ordnance Survey Maps of Hillmorton Sidings

An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing the line from Clifton Road Junction to Hillmorton Signal Cabin and sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3355
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 OS Map showing the line from Clifton Road Junction to Hillmorton Signal Cabin and sidings
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3354
National Library of Scotland
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3353
National Library of Scotland
A 1912 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings
Ref: lnwrrm3367
National Library of Scotland
A 1939 Ordnance Survey Map showing Hillmorton Signal Cabin and the railway and ballast pit sidings

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LNWR 1898 Timetables

LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday
Ref: lnwrrm3387
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday
Ref: lnwrrm3389
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday cont.
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday
Ref: lnwrrm3391
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough weekday cont.
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough Sundays
Ref: lnwrrm3393
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Northampton and Rugby - all stations to Peterborough Sundays
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stamford; and Seaton and Wansford
Ref: lnwrrm3394
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stamford; and Seaton and Wansford

LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stamford; and Seaton and Wansford
Ref: lnwrrm3395
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stamford; and Seaton and Wansford cont.
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stafford (Via Trent Valley) and Crewe
Ref: lnwrrm3396
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stafford (Via Trent Valley) and Crewe Weekdays
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Crewe and Stafford and Rugby (Via Trent Valley) Weekdays
Ref: lnwrrm3397
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Crewe and Stafford and Rugby (Via Trent Valley) Weekdays
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stafford (Via Trent Valley) and Crewe Sundays
Ref: lnwrrm3398
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stafford (Via Trent Valley) and Crewe Sundays
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Coventry and Leamington to and from Birmingham
Ref: lnwrrm3399
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Coventry and Leamington to and from Birmingham

LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby and Leamington; Leamington, Coventry and Nuneaton
Ref: lnwrrm3400
LNWR Society
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby and Leamington; Leamington, Coventry and Nuneaton

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Accident Reports supplied courtesy of Railways Archive

For additional reports please visit www.railwaysarchive.co.uk

Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Trent Valley Junction on 16th December 1860
Ref: lnwrrm3402
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Trent Valley Junction on 16th December 1860
LNWR August and September 1898 Timetable - Rugby, Stamford; and Seaton and Wansford
Ref: lnwrrm3403
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 4th July 1861
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 4th February 1914
Ref: lnwrrm3404
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 4th February 1914
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Trent Valley Junction on 5th October 1857
Ref: lnwrrm3405
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Trent Valley Junction on 5th October 1857
Board of Trade Full Report on the Accident at Rugby on 2nd April 1936
Ref: lnwrrm3406
Board of Trade Full Report on the Accident at Rugby on 2nd April 1936

Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Blisworth - Rugby on 17th July 1871
Ref: lnwrrm3407
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Blisworth - Rugby on 17th July 1871
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 9th October 1856
Ref: lnwrrm3408
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 9th October 1856
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby, Leamington Junction on 3rd June 1872
Ref: lnwrrm3409
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby, Leamington Junction on 3rd June 1872
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 22nd February 1855
Ref: lnwrrm3410
Board of Trade Extract for the Accident at Rugby on 22nd February 1855

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