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LMS Routes

LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington via Coventry

The Nuneaton to Leamington route became an essential artery for the LNWR, and subsequently the LMS, primarily for moving coal from the North Warwickshire coal fields to the South and South West of England. It was important because it avoided the bottleneck of the Birmingham to Euston line as traffic staying on LNWR metals could proceed via Daventry or even return to Rugby to proceed onwards via other secondary routes. However whilst we have treated the Nuneaton to Leamington line as one route it was originally conceived and built as two routes. Whilst we have presented all of the stations on the Nuneaton to Leamington route (see below) the history of the two lines has been recorded separately.

Visitors might wish to refer to Peter Lee's growing list of books on the railways emanating from Nuneaton and in particular, the industrial and mineral lines which once populated the North Warwickshire and West Leicestershire countryside. They are all highly recommended including his book 'Nuneaton, Coventry & Leamington Railway' published by Amberley Publishing ISBN 978-1-4456-0661-3.

Route Histories

For Nuneaton to Coventry click here and for Coventry to Leamington click here.

Select a station or subheading to view associated images. Numbers in [brackets] specify the number of photos on each page.

Nuneaton (Trent Valley):
Station [275]
Shed [104]
Chilvers Coton [24]
Bedworth [38]
  Newdigate Colliery [40]
Hawkesbury Lane [25]
. Longford Power Station [2]
Longford & Exhall [16]
Coventry Gas Works [27]
Three Spires Junction [38] for Coventry Loop Line [95] [133]
Foleshill Road [77]
Daimler Halt [17]
  Radford Road [3]
Coundon Road [63]
  Spon End Arches [5]
Albany Road Bridge [23]
Station [393]
Shed [77]
Gibbet Hill Signal Cabin [6]
Kenilworth Junction [71]
Kenilworth [78]
Leek Wooton Accident [9]
Old Milverton lineside views [23]
Warwick Milverton:
Station [34]
Shed [46]
Goods Yard and Shed [20]
Leamington Avenue (LNWR) [103]