View of the junction with the Leamington branch on the left protected by Coventry No 1 signal cabin. Also on the left is part of Coventry's shed's 57 foot turntable which was powered by vacuum. The increase in the size and power of locomotives operated by the LNWR resulted in their having to invest in a larger turntable in order to accommodate the 0-8-0 tender goods engines being introduced at the turn of the century. When it was extended from its original 42' diameter, it resulted in the turntable being much nearer to the mainline than would normally have been acceptable. The shed site was in fact very cramped and was considered to be an operational nightmare for most of its life.
Photograph by HW Robinson © Steam Archive