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GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

Leamington South Junction: gwrls3946

Two letters, dated 19th March and 25th April 1907, from the GWR’s Superintendent of the Line to the Divisional Superintendent at Birmingham

Two internal letters from Mr J Morris (Superintendent of the Line at Paddington) to Mr E Murphy (Divisional Superintendent at Birmingham Snow Hill), regarding the proposed direct junction to the L&NWR line at Leamington South.

The first letter dated 19th March 1907 explains that a plan for this new junction was urgently required from Mr Lionel R Wood (Civil Engineer based at Stafford Road, Wolverhampton) to facilitate a proposed East – West through passenger service between Cardiff and Yarmouth. The second letter dated 25th April 1907 indicates that a plan had been prepared for approval. As part of the proposed work, the existing Leamington Engine Shed Signal Box was to be reposition on to the other side of the canal. In this new position it would continue to control the connection to the Engine Shed, but in addition overlook and control the proposed junction between the existing Great Western Railway main line and a new direct link line to the L&NWR.

Robert Ferris