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GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

Warwick Station: gwrw399

View looking towards Leamington mid-way between the latter and Warwick with the centre bridge of the three carrying the Grand Union canal

Looking towards Leamington with the Grand Union Canal being carried over the railway via the second bridge. The first bridge is an occupation bridge which ran from Griffin Road to a farm in fields to the left of the photographer. The signal seen before the Grand Union canal bridge is Leamington's up distant. John Fancote writes 'the Bridge in the foreground was known as Jephson's Farm bridge and is Bridge No 143 on the Didcot to Chester Line. The Grand Union Canal Aqueduct is Bridge No 142. The trough carrying the water is cast iron and hidden on both faces by brick arches carrying towpaths. I remember being called out to the aqueduct in the late 70s or early 80s, when a severe frost had caused about a foot of ice to form on the face of the brickwork, threatening to fall on the trains and we had to chip it off'.