GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
Leamington Carriage Sidings: gwrls3960
Extract from GWR Appendix to STT dated March 1929 An extract
from the Great Western Railway Appendix to the Service Timetable (STT) No.13
dated 1929, which identifies the local operational procedures required for
Leamington Locomotive Yard and Carriage Sidings. In the late 1920s, a
sixth dead-end siding had been added to the original five carriage sidings. In
the Appendix to the service timetable dated March 1929, this siding is refered
to as Bursills Siding inferring that it was a private siding
for an individual trader. The Railway Clearing House (RCH) Handbook of Stations
lists private sidings at all locations, but this one does not appear in either
the 1925 or 1933 handbooks.
The Appendix to the STT dated March 1929 details the
following operational practices for Bursills Siding:
1) This siding is connected to No.5 Road at the Carriage
Depot, the normal position of the point, which are worked by ground lever ,
being for No.5 Siding.
2) A swing block is provided on the siding, and when
the Siding is not in use the swing block must always be locked by padlock
across the rail, and the key kept in the Shunters Cabin at the entrance
to the Carriage Sidings.
3) Traffic for the Siding will be worked from
Leamington Yard by the same service that conveys locomotive coal.
Shunting at the Siding will be performed by the Guard, who upon completion of
the work will be responsible for seeing that vehicles in the Siding are secure
inside the swing block, that the latter is locked across the rail and that the
points are in their normal position. The Guard will also be responsible ing the
key from the Shunters Cabin on arrival and returning it to that place