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Rugby Station

Rugby Station and approaches (374) Locomotives at or near Rugby (335) Rugby's LNWR & MR Sheds (237) History of Rugby Station

The amount of information that we have on Rugby, is much larger than on most other locations in Warwickshire. We have therefore provided several pages, each on a theme, to help you to understand the town's major railway infrastructure. Perhaps this is only right as it reflects the importance of Rugby to the railways in Warwickshire, and indeed elsewhere. Peter Elliott, in his unpublished manuscript entitled 'The Development of Transport in Rugby', writes with the benefit of hindsight Robert Stephenson, the engineer of the London & Birminhgam Railway, said in a letter to Samuel Smiles in 1857:- 'Few people have any notion how completely the whole system of our railways has been influenced by the bend northwards at Rugby. ..... Scarcely a single line to the north of that point would have, been made as it now is, but for the determination I then formed as to the direction in which the railway should be constructed'.

Peter comments. 'The key word in the previous paragraph is probably "hindsight", but nevertheless we can be certain that the decision on the northerly sweep round town had implications on the whole railway network of the country, including even the Great Western Railway - possibly even also the choice of gauge of major railways throughout the world as we shall see. For a while Rugby Junction was the most important junction in the country. But now we must study the origins and construction of the various railways that comprised the junction'.

Peter has given us permission to provide via the History of Rugby Station page, a PDF of Peter's manuscript. Copyright still remains invested with Peter Elliott and readers are respectfully requested to credit Peter's work when quoted or used as source material.

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Rugby's Northern Approaches

An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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Osborne
An etching of the bridge over the Lutterworth Road at Rugby as seen in Osborne's Guide of circa 1840
An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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JC Bourne
An etching of the bridge over the Lutterworth Road at Rugby as depicted by John Cooke Bourne in June 1839
An early engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road and river
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Anon
Engraving of the eleven arched Avon viaduct carrying the Midland Counties Railway over the Leicester Road
View of the eleven arch viaduct built by the former Midland Counties Railway over the River Avon
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British Railways
View of the eleven arch viaduct built by the former Midland Counties Railway over the River Avon
View of the northern approach to the station with the gantry controlled by Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin
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EHC Shorto
View of the northern approach to the station with the gantry controlled by Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin

Looking towards  Rugby with both Newbold up home signals are 'pulled off' to allow the passage of the next services
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EHC Shorto
Looking towards Rugby with Newbold's up home signals 'pulled off' to allow the passage of the next trains
View of the triple junction to Leamington, Birmingham via Coventry and stations north on the West Coast
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Weston Collection
View of the triple junction to Leamington, Birmingham via Coventry and stations north on the West Coast
Close up showing the layout of the triple junction with the three former LNWR lines to the north of Rugby station
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the layout of the triple junction with the three former LNWR lines to the north of Rugby station
View of the northern approaches to the station taken along the River Avon during the first year of the Second World War
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WoW
The northern approaches to the station taken along the River Avon during the first year of World War II
Close up showing an unidentified ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T locomotive on the former Midland line to Leicester
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LNWR Society
Close up of an unidentified ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T locomotive on the former Midland line to Leicester

View looking north from Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin located on the up side of the line to Stafford
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S Gwinnett
View looking north from Rugby's original No 7 signal cabin located on the up side of the line to Stafford
Close up showing the Leamington branch on the left and Birmingham and Stafford lines on the right
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S Gwinnett
Close up showing the Leamington branch on the left and Birmingham and Stafford lines on the right
Close up showing an ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP locomotive arriving in the up marshalling yard sidings with a train of box vans
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D Smith
Close up of an ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP locomotive arriving in the up marshalling yard sidings with a train of box vans
Close up showing the Leicester branch line and the approximate position of the Midland Railway's Signal Box
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D Smith
Close up showing the Leicester branch line and the approximate position of the Midland Railway's Signal Box
View looking north from the station side of Newbold bridge towards Rugby's second No 7 signal cabin
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IJ Williams
View looking north from the station side of Newbold bridge towards Rugby's second No 7 signal cabin

View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48751 of track maintenance being carried out near No 7 signal cabin
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IJ Williams
View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 No 48751 of track maintenance near Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
Close up showing a mixture of upper quadrant signals and colour light signals, the latter used for controlling the main lines
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IJ Williams
Close up showing both upper quadrant signals and colour light signals, the latter used for controlling the main lines
Close up showing two rakes of British Railways 16 ton steel mineral wagons stabled adjacent to the Goods and the Loop lines
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LNWR Society
Close up showing two rakes of BR 16 ton steel mineral wagons stabled adjacent to the Goods and the Loop lines
An unidentified ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation Class locomotive at the head of a down express passes the up marshalling sidings
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LNWR Society
An ex-LMS 8P 4-6-2 Coronation Class locomotive heads of a down express past the up marshalling sidings
Close up of a range of bulk carrier wagons used in BR days from the 20-Ton Bulk Grain Wagon to BR open wagons
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P Parish
Close up of a range of bulk carrier wagons used in BR days from the 20-Ton Bulk Grain Wagon to BR open wagons

One of two photographs showing in the yard the remains of Black Path footbridge removed over the Christmas 2007 holday period
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N Ratledge
One of two photographs showing in the yard the remains of Black Path footbridge removed
One of two photographs showing in the yard the remains of the steps which once led up to the Black Path footbridge
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N Ratledge
One of two photos showing in the yard the remains of the steps which once led up to the Black Path footbridge

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Every picture tells a story - The BTH Works and Railway Sidings Postcard

Magnificent view of the northern approach to Rugby station viewed from the North West in the late 1920s
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Postcard
Magnificent view of the northern approach to Rugby station viewed from the North West in the late 1920s
Close up showing the MR Leicester line crossing over Hunters Lane overbridge with Rugby's sidings in the foreground
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Postcard
Close up of the MR Leicester line crossing over Hunters Lane overbridge with Rugby's sidings in the foreground
Close up showing the selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
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Postcard
Close up of an oil wagon being fly shunted with the engine paused by the offices and huts of the yard staff
Close up showing the yard's shunting hump in the foreground and the Midland signal box standing behind
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Postcard
Close up showing the yard's shunting hump in the foreground and the Midland signal box standing behind
Close up showing the front of the train being reversed over the hump and also the wooden bridge that crossed the railway
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Postcard
Close up of the front of the train being reversed over the hump and the wooden bridge that crossed the railway

Close up showing the selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
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Postcard
Close up of a selection of wagons on view which is of great interest as many of them are quite freshly painted
Close up showing the Midland Railway's line crossing the roadway from Newbold Road to Rugby Sewage Works
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Postcard
Close up showing the Midland Railway's line crossing the roadway from Newbold Road to Rugby Sewage Works
Close up of the Midland Railway line to Leicester showing the Sewage Work's pumping station and boiler house behind
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Postcard
Close up of the MR line to Leicester and the Sewage Work's pumping station and boiler house behind
Close up showing the entrance to Hunters wagon repair shop which catered for the large number of crippled wagons which arise each year
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Postcard
Close up of the entrance to Hunters wagon repair shop which catered for the large number of crippled wagons
Close up showing the ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D' goods locomotive at the head of a train of Bedwas Coke wagons with the Midland Railway Signal Box on the left
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Postcard
Close up showing the ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super D' goods locomotive at the head of a train of Bedwas Coke wagons

Close up showing Rugby's shunting hump in its entirety and the unusual formation of the Bedwas Coke train which occupied it
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Postcard
Close up showing Rugby's shunting hump in its entirety and the unusual formation of the Bedwas Coke train

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Rugby's Exchange and Goods Sidings

Looking north towards Nuneaton with Rugby's gas works towering over the railway on the left of the photograph
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WF Carfrae
Looking north to Nuneaton with Rugby's gas works towering over the railway on the left of the photograph
Close up showing the Permanent Way gang preparing the ballast before the sleepers and rails are laid
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WF Carfrae
Close up showing the Permanent Way gang preparing the ballast before the sleepers and rails are laid
Close up showing two of the timber buildings erected for use by the staff shunting the down sidings
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WF Carfrae
Close up showing two of the timber buildings erected for use by the staff shunting the down sidings
A 1930s view looking towards the station from the footbridge with the goods yard on the right
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WoW
A 1930s view looking towards the station from the footbridge with Rugby's coal and goods yard on the right
Looking north from Rugby No 4 signal cabin towards the long wooden footbridge which traversed the railway
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Weston Collection
Looking north from Rugby No 4 signal cabin towards the long wooden footbridge which traversed the railway

Close up showing the main yard on the left with a mix of both covered wagons and mineral wagons in the yard
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the main yard on the left with a mix of both covered wagons and mineral wagons in the yard
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin with an ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' on an up express to its left
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Weston Collection
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin with an ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' on an up express to its left
Close up showing the British Thompson Houston works and the exchange sidings which were sited on the up side of the main line
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Weston Collection
Close up showing BTH's works and the exchange sidings which were sited on the up side of the main line
Internal view of Bilton Sidings signal cabin, the LNWR lever frame and the track diagram above the block shelf
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AWV Mace
View of an unknown ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class locomotive on an up express passing Rugby's up exchange sidings
Close up showing the timber office and hut located at the southern entrance to Rugby's down sidings
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AWV Mace
Close up showing the timber office and hut located at the southern entrance to Rugby's down sidings

Close up showing the water column located on Rugby's up exchange sidings with another yard in the background
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AWV Mace
Close up showing the water column located on Rugby's up exchange sidings with another yard in the background
Close up showing in colour Rugby's No 5 signal cabin, the BTH factory and the surrounding railway scene
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Colour Rail
Close up showing in colour Rugby's No 5 signal cabin, the BTH factory and the surrounding railway scene
View looking south towards Rugby station from the overbridge carrying the railway across Newbold Road
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AW Flowers
View looking south towards Rugby station from the overbridge carrying the railway across Newbold Road
Close up view showing the goods yard, full of mainly covered vans, together with LNWR somersault signals
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AW Flowers
Close up view showing the goods yard, full of mainly covered vans, together with LNWR somersault signals
Close up view showing an ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F locomotive heading a down goods as it passes under the colour light signals
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AW Flowers
Close up view of an ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F locomotive heading a down goods as it passes under the colour light signals

LNWR 2-2-2-0 No 410 'City of London', a three cylinder compound locomotive is seen in front of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin
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LNWR Society
LNWR 2-2-2-0 a 3-cylinder compound locomotive No 410 'City of London', in front of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin
Close up showing the coaling stage with the MR's lines from Leicester to Rugby passing in front of the structure
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LNWR Society
Close up showing the coaling stage with the MR's lines from Leicester to Rugby passing in front of the structure
Close up of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin showing the coaling shed can be seen in the background
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LNWR Society
Close up of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin showing the coaling shed can be seen in the background
An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Jumbo' locomotive pilots a LNWR 4-4-0 'Jubilee' class locomotive on a down express
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LNWR Society
An unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Jumbo' locomotive pilots a LNWR 4-4-0 'Jubilee' class locomotive on a down express
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings

LNWR 0-8-2T No 2348 is seen shunting a rake of coal wagons in Rugby's up exchange sidings
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LNWR Society
LNWR 0-8-2T No 2348 is seen shunting a rake of coal wagons in Rugby's up exchange sidings
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
LNWR 2-4-0 No 1217 'Florence' passes through Rugby with an up express with the MR shed in the background
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LNWR Society
LNWR 2-4-0 No 1217 'Florence' passes through on an up express with the MR shed in the background
View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
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N Parkhouse
View of the remains of the former Midland Railways shed at Rugby with the main train shed on the right
View of the BTH electrical engineering factory as seen from the footbridge with a Mazda Lamps advert on the roof
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WoW
BTH electrical engineering factory as seen from the footbridge with an advert on the roof for Mazda Lamps

Looking south from the wooden bridge towards the station with Rugby's No 5 signal cabin on the right
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Anon
Looking south from the wooden bridge towards the station with Rugby's No 5 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the exchange sidings in front of the BTH works and the factory's overhead crane
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Anon
Close up showing the exchange sidings in front of the BTH works and the factory's overhead crane
An early 20th century view of the northern approach to Rugby station and on the right its goods yard
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Anon
An early 20th century view of the northern approach to Rugby station and on the right its goods yard
Close up showing the sidings in the goods yard which contain a good mix of covered wagons and vans
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Anon
Close up showing the sidings in the goods yard which contain a good mix of covered wagons and vans
Close up showing on the left Rugby's No 5 signal cabin and the signals covering the approach to the up lines
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Anon
Close up showing on the left Rugby's No 5 signal cabin and the signals covering the approach to the up lines

Looking across the northern approach of the station towards the BTH works showing the footbridge and goods trains
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WoW
Looking across the northern approach towards the BTH works showing the footbridge and goods trains
Close up showing the lineside structures at the Birmingham end of the up platform and the footbridge in the distance
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Anon
Close up showing the lineside structures at the northern end of the platforms with the footbridge in the distance
Looking north towards Rugby No 5 signal cabin and the wooden bridge carrying pedestrians over the railway
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IJ Williams
Looking north towards Rugby No 5 signal cabin and the wooden bridge carrying pedestrians over the railway
Close up showing the colour light signal gantry controlling the down through goods and the down through main lines
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IJ Williams
Close up of the colour light signal gantry controlling the down through goods and the down through main lines
Close up showing the lines leading to the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the lines leading to the junction with the former Midland branch to Leicester

Close up in colour showing the sidings between British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
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P Fitton
Close up in colour showing the sidings between British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
View from Rugby's No 5 signal cabin showing the lines from the Leicester branch crossing the through lines
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DJ Braden
View from Rugby's No 5 signal cabin showing the lines from the Leicester branch crossing the through lines
Close up showing from left to right the up and down engine line, the up goods and the up through main
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DJ Braden
Close up showing from left to right the up and down engine line, the up goods and the up through main
Close up showing Rugby's No 4 signal cabin and to its left the bays for local trains to Stafford, New Street and Leamington
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DJ Braden
Close up showing Rugby's No 4 signal cabin and to its left the bays for local trains to Stafford, New Street and Leamington
View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48751 of Rugby No 5 signal cabin with the station seen in the distance
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IJ Williams
View from the footplate of ex-LMS 2-8-0 No 48751 of Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin with the station in the distance

Close up showing the sidings located between the British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the sidings located between the British Thomson Houston works and Rugby's No 5 signal cabin
Close up showing the through up lines approaching Rugby station and the remaining former Midland station building
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R Barby
Close up showing the through up lines approaching Rugby and the remaining former MR station building
Close up looking across the two sets of Bay lines to the up goods line with the carriage shed beyond
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IJ Williams
Close up looking across the two sets of Bay lines to the up goods line with the carriage shed beyond
Close up showing the down through lines to the right of the colour signals and also the coal merchants sidings
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the down through lines to the right of the colour signals and also the coal merchants sidings
Close up showing Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin and behind, a large numbers of open mineral wagons and vent vans
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin and behind, a large numbers of open mineral wagons and vent vans

Looking south towards Rugby's No 4 signal cabin with the bay platforms on the left and the down platform line on the right
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IJ Williams
Looking south to Rugby's No 4 signal cabin with on the left the bay platforms and on the right the down platform line
Close up showing the tracks leading to Rugby's goods sheds and to the other sidings behind Wood Street
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R Barby
Close up showing the tracks leading to Rugby's goods sheds and to the other sidings behind Wood Street
Close up showing a variety of stabled wagons destined to be unloaded at Rugby's Goods and Coal yard
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LNWR Society
Close up showing a variety of stabled wagons destined to be unloaded at Rugby's Goods and Coal yard
Close up showing part of the sidings located behind the junction of Wood Street and Railway Terrace
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Anon
Close up showing part of the sidings located behind the junction of Wood Street and Railway Terrace
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6145 'The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)' with the down Euston to Liverpool express
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G Coltas
LMS 4-6-0 No 6145 'The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)' with the down Euston to Liverpool express

Close up showing the Signal and Telegraph building utilised for offices, storage and mess facilities
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G Coltas
Close up showing the Signal and Telegraph building utilised for offices, storage and mess facilities
Close up looking along Rugby's down through lines southwards towards the Great Central bridge
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LNWR Society
Close up looking along Rugby's down through lines southwards towards the Great Central bridge
Looking north towards Stafford with the water tank house and Station Terrace housing on the left circa 1940s
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D Hanson
Looking north towards Stafford with the water tank house and Station Terrace housing on the left circa 1940s
Looking towards Rugby station with Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin on the left and the goods and coal yard on the right
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R Gosling
Looking towards the station with Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin on the left and the goods and coal yard on the right
Close up showing a road lorry beside the coal staithes and lots of coal wagons waiting to be unloaded
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LNWR Society
Close up showing a road lorry beside the coal staithes and lots of coal wagons waiting to be unloaded

Close up showing a number of different types of horseboxes standing outside the wagon repair works operated by Thomas Hunter
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LNWR Society
Close up of different types of horseboxes standing outside Thomas Hunter waiting to be repaired

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Rugby Station

LNWR Days

Station Road Entrance

View of the main entrance to Rugby's second station which was erected directly opposite Railway Terrace
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Warwickshire Library
View of the main entrance to Rugby's second station which was erected directly opposite Railway Terrace
Rugby's second station with its three bay porte cochère plays host to two 'Clarence' four-wheeled carriages
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LNWR Society
Rugby's second station with its three bay porte cochère plays host to two 'Clarence' four-wheeled carriages
View of horse drawn cab rank and the main entrance to Rugby's third station seen on 3rd July 1906
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British Railways
View of horse drawn cab rank and the main entrance to Rugby's third station seen on 3rd July 1906
Close up showing the magnificent porte cochère which was designed to offset the gloomy passenger tunnel beyond
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British Railways
Close up of the magnificent porte cochère which was designed to offset the gloomy passenger tunnel beyond
Preparing for War as a horse used to haul a Howitzer Battery gun is being loaded on to a railway wagon in Rugby goods yard
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Britisgh Railways
Rugby Station's entrance showing its five bay porte cochère looking in need of refurbishment

Up Platform

Looking along the Midland Railway's up platform at the second Rugby Station circa 1850
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Roscoe and Lecount
Looking along the Midland Railway's up platform at the second Rugby Station circa 1850
Rugby Station's catering staff stand ready on the up platform to serve passengers on an incoming train
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LNWR Society
Rugby Station's catering staff stand ready on the up platform to serve passengers on an incoming train
An unidentified LNWR 4-4-0 'George the Fifth' Class locomotive stands at the platform with the Sunny South Express service
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Postcard
A LNWR 4-4-0 'George the Fifth' Class locomotive stands at the platform with the Sunny South Express service
A train indicator which showed the time of the next two trains and ay which section of the up platform
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Postcard
A train indicator which showed the time of the next two trains and ay which section of the up platform

Down Platform

Looking towards London along the down platform as a train leaves the south section of the platform
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Real Photographs
Looking towards London along the down platform as a train leaves the south section of the platform
Close up of the down platform and on the left the ramp protected by railings providing access to the station
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Real Photographs
Close up of the down platform and on the left the ramp protected by railings providing access to the station
Close up showing a LNWR 4-4-0 at the head of an express using the scissor crossing to exit the down platform
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Real Photographs
Close up of a LNWR 4-4-0 at the head of an express using the scissor crossing to exit the down platform
Looking along platform 1 from the Stafford end of Rugby station with bay platforms 5 and 6 on the left
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J Alsop
Looking along platform 1 from the Stafford end of Rugby station with bay platforms 5 and 6 on the left
Close up of Bays 5 and 6 which served local passenger services to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
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J Alsop
Close up of Bays 5 and 6 which served local passenger services to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford

A 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train for Euston arrives opposite the newsstand
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Postcard
A 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train for Euston arrives opposite the newsstand
Close up showing some of the signage to the rooms in the main building sited between the up and down through platforms
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J Alsop
Close up of the signage to the rooms in the main building sited between the up and down through platforms
A September 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train from Euston arrives in the station
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Postcard
A September 1915 view of Rugby station's down platform as a LNWR train from Euston arrives in the station
Looking towards Nuneaton along the up platform with a LNWR 4-4-0 George the Fifth locomotive waiting to depart for Euston
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LNWR Society
Looking along the up platform with a LNWR 4-4-0 George the Fifth locomotive waiting to depart for Euston
Close up showing the luggage weighing machine located adjacent to the entrance to the Booking Office
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LNWR Society
Close up showing the luggage weighing machine located adjacent to the entrance to the Booking Office

Looking along the down platform as station staff help passengers to load their luggage on to the train
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LNWR Society
Looking along the down platform as station staff help passengers to load their luggage on to the train
Close up showing Rugby's Station Master, complete with top hat, standing in the centre of the melee on the down platform
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LNWR Society
Close up of Rugby's Station Master, complete with top hat, standing in the centre of the melee on the down platform
LNWR 2-(2-2)-0 three-cylinder Webb compound No 1730 'City of Glasgow' at Rugby 4.01pm on 30th July 1896
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LNWR Society
LNWR 2-(2-2)-0 three-cylinder Webb compound No 1730 'City of Glasgow' at Rugby 4.01pm on 30th July 1896
A late Victorian view of the down platform with an important express service waiting to depart to the north
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LNWR Society
A late Victorian view of the down platform with an important express service waiting to depart to the north
  Early 1900s view of the down platform as a LNWR train arrives opposite the news kiosk
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LNWR Society
Close up showing the modesty screen to the 'Ladies Waiting Room Second Class' on the down platform

LMS and British Railways Days

Another view of Rugby's frontage and canopy with a mixture of vehicles in LMS and BR's new corporate livery
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British Railways
Another view of Rugby's frontage and canopy with a mixture of vehicles in LMS and BR's new corporate livery
Looking towards the main entrance of the station with the bridge carrying the railway over Murray Road just beyond
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British Railways
Looking towards the main entrance of the station with the bridge carrying the railway over Murray Road just beyond
Another view of Rugby's entrance located in Railway Terrace near to the junction with Murray Road
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British Railways
Another view of Rugby's entrance located in Railway Terrace near to the junction with Murray Road
View of one of the two ramps which provided access from the main entrance via the pedestrian underpass
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British Railways
View of one of the two ramps which provided access from the main entrance via the pedestrian underpass
View of the water fountain marked with the date 1864 located on the down platform seen on 13th April 1954
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British Railways
View of the water fountain marked with the date 1864 located on the down platform seen on 13th April 1954

View of the entrance to the refreshment room from the up platform showing mail bags loaded on trolleys
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British Railways
View of the entrance to the refreshment room from the up platform showing mail bags loaded on trolleys
View of the Nuneaton end of the up platform showing the doorways to the telegraph and booking offices
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British Railways
View of the Nuneaton end of the up platform showing the doorways to the telegraph and booking offices
Close up showing the north end of Rugby's Platform One for down traffic and access to the adjacent Platform Six
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AW Flowers
Close up showing the north end of Rugby's Platform One for down traffic and access to the adjacent Platform Six
View across the up lines towards the northern part of Rugby station with Rugby's No 3 signal cabin on the right
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IJ Williams
View across the up lines towards the northern part of Rugby station with Rugby's No 3 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the facilities located at the Nuneaton end of the main station building including the Ladies Waiting Room
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IJ Williams
Close up of the facilities located at the Nuneaton end of the main building including the Ladies Waiting Room

View of the up platform showing the train shed covering both the platform line and the avoiding line
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Anon
View of the up platform showing the train shed covering both the platform line and the avoiding line
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
View of the scissors crossing and down platform taken from Rugby No 3 signal cabin looking towards Stafford
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Coventry Evening Telegraph
Close up showing a number of variety of four wheeled railway luggage trolleys scattered along the down platform
Looking along platform one with the dining rooms and refreshment rooms in the centre  of the image
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British Railways
Looking along platform one with the dining rooms and refreshment rooms in the centre of the image
View of Rugby's Refreshment Room doorway and the signage that was liberally distributed on the walls
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British Railways
View of Rugby's Refreshment Room doorway and the signage that was liberally distributed on the walls

BR Standard 4MT Class No 75030 is seen receiving some attention to its smokebox whilst inside Rugby shed
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J Kirby
Close up of the path and steps which were adjacent to the bidirectional engine line and offices

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Rugby's Southern Approaches

View from the Great Central bridge looking towards the southern end of Rugby station as an ex-LMS Stanier locomotive passes under
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Weston Collection
View from the GC bridge looking towards the southern end of Rugby station with No 1 signal cabin on the right
Close up showing the southern aspect of the approach to the station with the through lines on the left
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the southern aspect of the approach to the station with the through lines on the left
Close up showing the tracks on either side of Rugby's tall No 1 signal cabin which included two sidings
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Weston Collection
Close up showing the tracks on either side of Rugby's tall No 1 signal cabin which included two sidings
The southern end of the station showing the Market Harborough and Northampton platforms the left
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Weston Collection
The southern end of the station showing the Market Harborough and Northampton platforms the left
Close up showing the configuration of the train shed which had two ridged roofs at either end and two bow roofs in the centre
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Weston Collection
Close up of Rugby station's train shed which had two ridged roofs at either end and two bow roofs in the centre

Rugby Station viewed from the Great Central Bridge with the engine line to the shed passing beneath the photographer
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F Stag
Rugby Station viewed from the Great Central Bridge with the engine line to the shed passing beneath the photographer
Looking towards Euston with the up through line on the right and the bidirectional engine line on the left
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J Alsop
Looking towards Euston with the up through line on the right and the bidirectional engine line on the left
Looking north towards Clifton Road bridge and Rugby with the lines from Northampton and Market Harborough on the right on 9th April 1932
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J Alsop
Looking north towards Rugby with the lines from Market Harborough & Northampton on the right on 9th April 1932
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express
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S Banks
An unidentified LNWR 4-6-0 Claughton Class locomotive heads an express to Euston beneath the GCR bridge
Southern approaches to the station showing from left to right Northampton, Market Harborough and Euston lines
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Anon
Southern approaches to the station showing from left to right Northampton, Market Harborough and Euston lines

Close up of the lines approaching from the south with Clifton Road Junction seen in the distance under the centre bridge
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Anon
Close up of the lines from the south with Clifton Road Junction seen in the distance under the centre bridge
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 locomotive is seen coming out of the 'Rathole' at the head of a Euston express
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Anon
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 locomotive is seen coming out of the 'Rathole' at the head of a Euston express
Clifton Road bridge with the junction between Northampton and Market Harborough in the centre of the image
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IJ Williams
Clifton Road bridge with the junction between Northampton and Market Harborough in the centre of the image
Close up showing the junction between the two branches after the removal of the elevated signal cabin
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the junction between the two branches after the removal of the elevated signal cabin
Looking south from Clifton Road bridge before removal of the overbridge to Townsend Road in 1963
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DJ Braden
Looking south from Clifton Road bridge before removal of the overbridge to Townsend Road in 1963

Close up of the junction between the down line from Market Harborough and the down line from Northampton
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DJ Braden
Close up of the junction between the down line from Market Harborough and the down line from Northampton
LMS railway photo
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Weston Collection
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46149 'The Middlesex Regimant' is seen approaching Rugby whilst at the head of a down express
Close up showing the site of the former Clifton Road Junction signal cabin with the Market Harborough line on the left
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Weston Collection
Close up of the site of the former Clifton Road Junction signal cabin with the Market Harborough line on the left
Close up showing the Permanent Way huts located adjacent to the fast up line and down slow line
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J Alsop
Close up showing the Permanent Way huts located adjacent to the fast up line and down slow line
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express
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Postcard
Postcard view of Clifton Road signal box from another angle as a LNWR 4-4-0 storms underneath on an up express

Remodelling work requires a new railway bridge for the Northampton branch over the Oxford Canal
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Gerald Broom
A Claughton passes beneath Clifton Road Junction signal cabin as a LNWR 0-8-0 waits for the right of way
Remodelling work requires a new railway bridge for the Northampton branch over the Oxford Canal
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WoW
Remodelling work on the Northampton branch required the LNWR to build a new bridge over the Oxford Canal
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
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RS Carpenter
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
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N Simms
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963

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1960s view of the remodelling of Rugby's Southern Approaches

A NCK Ransome & Rapier Crane is seen assisting the tripod piling rigs inside the steel piled cofferdam
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A Roddis
A NCK Ransome & Rapier Crane is seen assisting the tripod piling rigs inside the steel piled cofferdam
An unidentified ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive passes under Clifton Road Bridge on a Type 3 working
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A Roddis
An unidentified ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive passes under Clifton Road Bridge on a Type 3 working
Crewe North's Steam Breakdown Crane is lifting precast concrete beams on to Clifton Road Junction bridge
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A Roddis
Crewe North's Steam Breakdown Crane is lifting precast concrete beams on to Clifton Road Junction bridge
Clifton Road Junction bridge as a BR Britannia Class locomotive approaches with a down express working
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A Roddis
Clifton Road Junction bridge as a BR Britannia Class locomotive approaches with a down express working
Looking towards Rugby station as the ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive approaches the Great Central bridge
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A Roddis
Looking towards Rugby station as the ex-LMS Coronation Class locomotive approaches the GC bridge

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Aerial views of Rugby station and the approaches

An aerial view showing Rugby station's dual width train shed and the goods yard which lay to the north of the station
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Aerofilms
An aerial view showing Rugby station's dual width train shed and the goods yard which lay to the north of the station
Close up showing the cattle pens and the twin peaked roof of Rugby's goods shed which opened in 1881
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Aerofilms
Close up showing the cattle pens and the twin peaked roof of Rugby's goods shed which opened in 1881
Close up showing the remaining portion of Rugby's second station which accommodated the Midland Railway
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Aerofilms
Close up of the remaining portion of Rugby's second station which accommodated the Midland Railway
Close up showing the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
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Aerofilms
Close up of the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
Close up showing the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed
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Aerofilms
Close up of the main body of the 1885 station and the enginemen's lodging house and part of engine shed

A 1920 aerial view of the immediate northern approach to Rugby station with No 5 Signal Cabin on the left
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Britain from Above
A 1920 aerial view of the immediate northern approach to Rugby station with No 5 Signal Cabin on the left
The Lord Mayor of London arriving at Rugby  for the laying of the foundation stone of the St Cross Hospital's nursing home
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Britain from Above
A 1924 aerial view of the northern approaches to the station with the ex-MR engine shed in the foreground
A 1924 aerial view of the Midland Railway's Engine Shed which comprised two four-road off-set buildings which had close in 1903
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Britain from Above
A 1924 aerial view of the MR's Engine Shed which comprised two four-road off-set buildings which had close in 1903
A 1929 panoramic aerial view showing Rugby's northern approaches on the left and the goods yards in the foreground
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Britain from Above
A 1929 aerial view showing Rugby's northern approaches on the left and the goods yards in the foreground
A 1929 aerial view of the wooden bridge with Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin seen on the right and the MR Signal Box on the left
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Britain from Above
A 1929 view of the wooden bridge with No 6 Signal Cabin seen on the right and the MR Signal Box on the left

A 1929 aerial view showing the line to Leicester entering top left whilst the lines from Stafford, Coventry and Leamington enter bottom left
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Britain from Above
A 1929 aerial view showing the line to Leicester entering top left whilst the lines from Stafford enter bottom left
This aerial view of the northern approaches shows Hunters lineside repair works located in the 'V' between the Leicester line and the exchange sidings
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Britain from Above
This aerial view shows Hunters repair works located in the 'V' between the Leicester line and the exchange sidings
A 1929 view of the wooden bridge and the two signal boxes which because of their location were rarely photographed
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Britain from Above
A 1929 view of the wooden bridge and the two signal boxes which were rarely photographed
A 1930 panoramic aerial view of Rugby's northern approaches with the BTH works providing the backdrop
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Britain from Above
A 1930 aerial view of Rugby's northern approaches with the BTH works providing the backdrop
Close up showing Hunter's lineside building with wagons under repair on the left and just some of the hundreds of wagons transiting through Rugby in 1930
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Britain from Above
A 1930s close up of Hunter's with wagons under repair on the left and some of the 100s of wagons seen in Rugby

Close up showing the wooden bridge dissecting the northern approach to Rugby station in 1930
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Britain from Above
Close up showing the wooden bridge dissecting the northern approach to Rugby station in 1930
Close up showing the number of sidings entering the different sections of Rugby station's goods yard in 1930
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Britain from Above
Close up showing the number of sidings entering the different sections of Rugby station's goods yard0
A panoramic aerial view of the approach into Rugby of the Leicester line, the exchange sidings and the goods yard in 1930
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Britain from Above
An aerial view of the approach into Rugby of the Leicester line, the exchange sidings and the goods yard
A panoramic aerial view of the Midland Railway's Leicester line entering the northern approach to Rugby station in 1930
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Britain from Above
A panoramic aerial view of the MR's Leicester line entering the northern approach to Rugby station in 1930
A 1946 aerial view of Rugby shed and works seen in the centre and on the right, the passenger station
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Britain from Above
A 1946 aerial view of Rugby shed and works seen in the centre and on the right, the passenger station

A 1920 aerial view of the northern approach to Rugby station with the MR shed partly visible in the centre on the extreme right
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Britain from Above
A 1920 aerial view of Rugby station with the MR shed partly visible in the centre on the extreme right
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I Mackenzie
An aerial view of the 'Birdcage' bridge showing the overhead power lines being erected and the new Clifton Road bridge
A 1946 panoramic aerial view of the 'northern' approach to Rugby station with the ex-MR line to Leicester leading off to the right
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Britain from Above
A 1946 aerial view of the 'northern' approach to Rugby station with the ex-MR line to Leicester on the right
A 1946 aerial view of the former Midland Railway engine shed on the left and Hunter's Wagon works on the right
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Britain from Above
A 1946 aerial view of the former MR engine shed on the left and Hunter's Wagon works on the right
Close up of the 1946 aerial view of Hunter's Wagon works and the line accessing it from the shed on the right
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Britain from Above
xClose up of the 1946 aerial view of Hunter's Wagon works and the line accessing it from the shed on the right

Close up of the 1946 aerial view of the former Midland Railway twin engine sheds and turntable which closed in 1903
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Britain from Above
Close up of the 1946 aerial view of the former Midland Railway twin engine sheds and turntable which closed in 1903
A 1946 panoramic aerial view of the station on the right and the line to Leicester and the yards on the left
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Britain from Above
A 1946 panoramic aerial view of the station on the right and the line to Leicester and the yards on the left
A 1946 aerial view of Rugby shed and the stabling roads in the centre and the station on the right
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Britain from Above
A 1946 aerial view of Rugby shed and the stabling roads in the centre and the station on the right
A 1930 aerial view of English Electric Co's Factory with the Rugby to Leamington line passing in front of the works
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Britain from Above
A 1930 aerial view of English Electric's Factory with the Rugby to Leamington line passing in front of the works
A 1930 aerial view of the junction between the Trent Valley lines on the left, together with the lines to Coventry, and the Rugby to Leamington line on the right
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Britain from Above
A 1930 aerial view of the junction between the TVR, L&BR lines with the Rugby to Leamington line

A 1930 aerial view of the junction between the Trent Valley lines and the lines to Coventry with the Rugby to Leamington line in front of Willans & Robertson's Victoria works
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Britain from Above
A 1930 aerial view of the junction of the Trent Valley with the lines to Coventry with the Leamington line in behind
A 1930 aerial view of the Leamington branch's junction with the TVR and L&BR with the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin on the right
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Britain from Above
A 1930 aerial view of the Leamington branch's junction with the L&BR & the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
Another 1930 aerial view of the Leamington branch's junction with the Trent Valley Railway and the lines to Coventry
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Britain from Above
Another 1930 aerial view of the Leamington branch's junction with the Trent Valley Railway and the L&BR
A panoramic aerial view of the sidings in front of Willans and Robinson's Victoria Works and the Trent Valley lines behind
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Britain from Above
A 1930 panoramic aerial view of the sidings in front of Willans and Robinson's Victoria Works and the TVR
Close up of the long siding which ran parallel to the Leamington branch to service Willans and Robinson's Victoria Works
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Britain from Above
a 1930 close up of the long siding which ran parallel to the Leamington branch to service Victoria Works

A 1930 close up showing the junction of all three LNWR lines and the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
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Britain from Above
A 1930 close up showing the junction of all three LNWR lines and the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
A 1930 panoramic aerial view of the divergence of the Trent Valley Railway, the line to Coventry and the Leamington branch
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Britain from Above
A 1930 panoramic aerial view of the divergence of the TVR, the line to Coventry and the Leamington branch
Another 1930 aerial close up showing the junction of all three LNWR lines and Victoria Work's sidings
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Britain from Above
Another 1930 aerial close up showing the junction of all three LNWR lines and Victoria Work's sidings
A 1929 panoramic aerial view of the northern approach to Rugby station with Old Station square seen bottom left
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Britain from Above
A 1929 aerial view of the northern approach to Rugby station with Old Station square seen bottom left
An Easterly 1930 aerial view of English Electric Works with Old Station Square housing adjacent to the turntable
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Britain from Above
An Easterly 1930 aerial view of English Electric Works with Old Station Square housing adjacent to the turntable

A 1930 panoramic aerial view of Old Station Square and the sidings leading to English Electric's Victoria works
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Britain from Above
A 1930 panoramic aerial view of Old Station Square and the sidings leading to English Electric's Victoria works
An aerial close up of the bridge carrying the railway over Newbold Road, Old Station Square, the turntable and opposite, the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin
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Britain from Above
An aerial close up of the Newbold Road, Old Station Square and the original Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin

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The Great Central Bridge, LNWR Signal Gantry and LNWR Signal Cabins

The 'Bedstead'

A publicity photograph by the LNWR of their staff and men standing on the LNWR Signal Gantry prior to the GC bridge being erected
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Anon
A publicity photograph by the LNWR of men standing on the LNWR Signal Gantry prior to the GC bridge being erected
Rugby's Signal Gantry prior to the construction of the Great Central bridge carrying the new railway over the LNWR mainline
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LNWR Society
Rugby's Signal Gantry prior to the construction of the GC bridge carrying the new railway over the LNWR mainline
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing advanced temporary work on the GC bridge underway
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WoW
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing advanced temporary work on the GC bridge underway
View of a LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' class held by the signals under the GC bridge whilst at the head of a down train
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SWA Newton
View of an unidentified LNWR 2-4-0 'Big Jumbo' class locomotive held by the signals under the GC bridge
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 Prince of Wales class No 25673 'Lusitania' waits for a clear road under Rugby Signal Gantry
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Rugby Library
Ex-LNWR 4-6-0 PoW class No 25673 'Lusitania' waiting under Rugby Signal Gantry for a clear road to the station

Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing the main down line on the left and on the right the line to the shed's turntable
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Warwickshire Libraries
Another view of Rugby's signal gantry showing the main down line andthe line to Rugby shed's turntable
Another view of Rugby's famous signal gantry nicknamed the 'Rugby bedstead' with the GC bridge in the background
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V Forster
Another view of the signal gantry nicknamed the 'Rugby bedstead' with the GC bridge in the background
Diagram showing the location of the tracks controlled by the signal gantry and their relevant signals
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PJ Worsley
Diagram showing the location of the tracks controlled by the signal gantry and their relevant signals
Close up showing two workmen on the top set of signals beneath the signals controlling the lines from Northampton
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S Banks
Close up of two workmen on the top set of signals beneath the signals controlling the lines from Northampton
Rugby's Signal Gantry before and after colour aspect signalling was installed just before the Second World War
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LMS
Rugby's Signal Gantry before and after colour aspect signalling was installed just before WWII

The Great Central bridge

On 25th December a large section of what remained of the landmark GCR lattice bridge at Rugby (centre and south spans), commonly referred to as the 'Birdcage', was lifted. The remaining sections were lifted in the following days.

One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007
One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007
One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007
One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007
One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007

One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007
One of several photographs showing the demolition of the Great Central Railway's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007 holiday period
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N Ratledge
One of several photographs of the demolition of the GCR's 'Birdcage' bridge over the Christmas 2007

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Rugby's Signal Cabins

Rugby No 1 Signal Cabin

View of Rugby No 1 Signal Box which was located between the London end of the station and the GC bridge
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HW Robinson ©Steam Archive
View of Rugby No 1 signal cabin located between the London end of the station and the GC bridge
Another view of Rugby's three storey No 1 signal cabin with the down platform line immediately in the foreground
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IJ Williams
Another view of Rugby's three storey No 1 signal cabin with the down platform line immediately in the foreground
View looking south showing Rugby No 1 signal cabin on 11th September 1964 a few day prior to its closure
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D Smith
View looking south showing Rugby No 1 signal cabin on 11th September 1964 a few day prior to its closure
The interior of Rugby's No 1 Signal Box with two signalmen in attendance - each being responsible for a section of levers etc
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Postcard
Interior of Rugby No 1 signal cabin with two signalmen each being responsible for a section of levers
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DJ Braden
Internal view of Rugby's No 1 signal cabin and some of the 185 levers used to operate points, signals etc

Rugby No 1 signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines controlled by colour light and semaphore signals
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 1 signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines controlled by colour light and semaphore signals

Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin which was sited between the down platform lines and the through lines
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Anon
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin which was sited between the down platform lines and the through lines
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin seen in the early 1950s with an ex-LNWR Elliptical Roof Corridor Slip Coach stabled behind it on a siding
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RS Carpenter
Rugby No 2 Signal Cabin seen in the early 1950s with an ex-LNWR Elliptical Roof Corridor Slip Coach stabled behind it
Rugby No 2 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down platform and down through lines and sidings
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 2 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down platform and down through lines and sidings

Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 3 signal cabin which controls the scissor crossover and the section of track on the up side of the station
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BR
Rugby No 3 signal cabin which controls the scissor crossover and the section of track on the up side of the station
Close up of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin and to its right, the two through roads and the bidirectional engine line
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IJ Williams
Close up of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin and to its right, the two through roads and the bidirectional engine line
Interior view of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin showing the board and block instruments controlling the through lines
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Anon
Interior view of Rugby No 3 Signal Cabin showing the board and block instruments controlling the through lines
Rugby No 3 signal cabin's track diagram showing the up platform, up through and goods lines and sidings
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 3 signal cabin's track diagram showing the up platform, up through and goods lines and sidings

Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin

Close up of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin at the end of the down platform with the Stafford Bay platforms on the left
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IJ Williams
Close up of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin at the end of the down platform with the Stafford Bay platforms on the left
Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin which was located between the Stafford and Birmingham Bay platforms and the down platform line
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Anon
Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin which was located between the Bay platforms and the down platform line
An interior view of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin with just some of the ninety levers controlling the Bay and through lines
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Anon
Interior view of Rugby No 4 Signal Cabin with just some of the ninety levers controlling the Bay and through lines
Rugby No 4 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down various lines and Bays 3 to 6 inclusive
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 4 signal cabin's track diagram showing the down various lines and Bays 3 to 6 inclusive

Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin

Close up showing the northern elevation of Rugby's No 5 signal cabin with the station in the background
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the northern elevation of Rugby's No 5 signal cabin with the station in the background
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin in the foreground and the signal works in the background
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Anon
Close up showing Rugby No 5 signal cabin in the foreground and the signal works in the background
Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin looking north towards the passenger foot bridge and lines to Stafford
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S Payne
Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin looking north towards the passenger foot bridge and lines to Stafford

Rugby No 6 Signal Cabins

Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin and the throat to Rugby's goods yard and cattle sidings
Aerial view of Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin which was closed in the 1930s as part of economy cuts with its duties being transferred to the adjacent Rugby No 5 Signal Cabin
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Anon
A 1929 aerial view of Rugby No 6 Signal Cabin which was closed in the 1930s as part of economy cuts

Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin

Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin which was situated on the down side adjacent to Newbold Road over bridge
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LNWR Society
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin which was situated on the down side adjacent to Newbold Road over bridge
Close up showing the southern elevation of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with the 'GEC' works in the background
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IJ Williams
Close up showing the southern elevation of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with the 'GEC' works in the background
Close up showing Rugby's No 7 signal cabin and either side the two sets of track leading to sidings No 1 and 2
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IJ Williams
Close up showing Rugby's No 7 signal cabin and either side the two sets of track leading to sidings No 1 and 2
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the line to Leamington and English Electric between the cabin and the camera
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Anon
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the line to Leamington and English Electric between the cabin and the camera
LMS 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Beyer Garrett No 7982 is seen passing BTH with an up coal train in June 1939
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Powell Hendry
Looking towards the station with No 7 Signal Cabin in the centre and the lines to Birmingham on the near right

An ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive is seen passing Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin on a Type 5 down express freight service
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Anon
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive is seen passing Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin on a Type 5 down express freight service
An internal view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with one of the 'bobbies' standing by its large lever frame
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Anon
An internal view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin with one of the 'bobbies' standing by its large lever frame
Another view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin showing the booking table being used in the far corner of the cabin
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Anon
Another view of Rugby's No 7 signal cabin showing the booking table being used in the far corner of the cabin
Internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal cabin with the track diagram showing the post 1962 track layout
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Anon
Internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal cabin with the track diagram showing the post 1962 track layout
Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the second track layout diagram visible above the levers
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Anon
Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin with the second track layout diagram visible above the levers

Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin showing both post 1962 track diagrams above the levers
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Powell Hendry
Another internal view of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin showing both post 1962 track diagrams above the levers
One of Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'Bobbies' attends one of the many block instruments sited within the cabin
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Anon
One of Rugby No 7's 'Bobbies' attends one of the many block instruments sited within the cabin
Internal view of Rugby's replacement No 7 signal cabin showing signalmen George Wilson and Denis Fiander
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I Mackenzie
Internal view of Rugby's replacement No 7 signal cabin showing signalmen George Wilson and Denis Fiander
Another internal view of Rugby's No 7 replacement signal cabin complete with its 175 lever signal cabin
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I Mackenzie
Another internal view of Rugby's No 7 replacement signal cabin complete with its 175 lever signal cabin
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'bobby' explains to two visitors how the signalling block system works
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S Payne
Rugby No 7 Signal Cabin's 'bobby' explains to two visitors how the signalling block system works

Rugby No 7 signal cabin's track diagram showing the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
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PJ Worsley
Rugby No 7 signal cabin's track diagram showing the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
Rugby No 7 signal cabin's post 1962 track diagram showing the junctions with the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford
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Signalling Record Society
Rugby No 7's post 1962 track diagram of the junctions with the branches to Leamington, Birmingham and Stafford

'Newbold', 'Clifton Road Junction', 'Hillmorton', 'Bilton Sidings', Rugby Wharf', and 'Kilsby North' Signal Cabins

Close up showing Clifton Road junction signal cabin which was sited straddling the Northampton line
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AW Flowers
Close up showing Clifton Road junction signal cabin which was sited straddling the Northampton line
Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines to Northampton and Euston and the branch to Market Harborough
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PJ Worsley
Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the lines leading south and the Market Harborough branch
A low resolution of Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
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Signalling Record Society
A low resolution of Clifton Road Junction signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
View of Newbold's small two-storey signal cabin equipped with a LNWR tumbler frame of 15 levers
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PJ Worsley
View of Newbold's small two-storey signal cabin equipped with a LNWR tumbler frame of 15 levers
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing semaphore signalling controlling the four through lines from Rugby
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PJ Worsley
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing semaphore signalling controlling the four through lines from Rugby

Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing the distant signals converted to colour light signals
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PJ Worsley
Newbold signal cabin's track diagram showing the distant signals converted to colour light signals
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
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RS Carpenter
Hillmorton Signal Cabin as ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 Patriot Class No 45549 passes on an up Northampton express
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
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N Simms
Ex-LMS 5XP 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 No 45554 'Ontario' passes Hillmorton Signal Cabin on 17th August 1963
A low resolution of Hillmorton Sidings signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
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Signalling Record Society
A low resolution of Hillmorton Sidings signal cabin's track diagram showing the crossovers and junction
A rare, possibly unique, photo of the block shelf and lever frame at Bilton Siding signal box in a later stage of its existence
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I Mackenzie
A rare photo of the block shelf and lever frame at Bilton Siding signal cabin in a later stage of its existence

Close up showing Clifton Road Junction Signal Cabin which was elevated above the Northampton down line
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Clifton Road Junction Signal Cabin which was elevated above the Northampton down line
Kilsby North's signal cabin's track diagram showing the Hillmorton to Kilsby South section of track with one trailing crossover
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PJ Worsley
Kilsby North's signal cabin's track diagram showing the Hillmorton to Kilsby South section of track
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed on 8th November 1959
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WoW
View of Rugby Loco Cabin which controlled access to the shed from the spur off the line to Market Harborough

Midland Railway Signal Boxes

Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 43795 heads a Class K pick up freight service past the ex-MR signal box at Rugby Wharf on 19th July 1955
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Anon
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 43795 heads a Class K pick up freight service past the ex-MR signal box at Rugby Wharf
The ex-Midland Railway Rugby Wharf Signal Box which is now closed as seen on 23rd May 1964
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Anon
The ex-Midland Railway Rugby Wharf Signal Box which is now closed as seen on 23rd May 1964
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
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LNWR Society
Close up showing Thomas Hunters' repair workshops and the Leicester branches' Midland Signal Cabin
Close up showing the third and final MR Signal Box located in the 'V' between the Leicester branch and the exchange sidings
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Postcard
Close up of the third MR Signal Box located in the 'V' between the Leicester branch and the exchange sidings

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Miscellaneous

Looking along Rugby's Cattle Dock towards Wood Street with cattle sidings located on either side of the cobbled way
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British Railways
Looking along Rugby's Cattle Dock towards Wood Street with cattle sidings located on either side of the cobbled way
Close up showing stockmen herding the cattle together before driving them off to the nearby market
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British Railways
Close up showing stockmen herding the cattle together before driving them off to the nearby market
Close up showing the gates and posts designed to accommodate the unloading of cattle from the wagons
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British Railways
Close up showing the gates and posts designed to accommodate the unloading of cattle from the wagons
View of the cattle market which was extremely large and which required many to be transported to Rugby by rail
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Postcard
View of the cattle market which was extremely large and which required many to be transported to Rugby by rail
View of Old Station Square which occupied part of the site of the original London & Birmingham's temporary station
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B Eite
View of Old Station Square which occupied part of the site of the original L & B's temporary station

View showing on the right the rear elevation of the cottages on Old Station Square which shows the absence of windows
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B Eite
View showing on the right the rear elevation of the cottages on Old Station Square which shows the absence of windows
Rugby's brakedown train is seen rerailing mineral wagons alongside Rugby No 5 signal box with the goods yard in the distance
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Anon
Rugby's brakedown train re-rails open wagons next to Rugby No 5 signal cabin with the goods yard in the distance
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
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Anon
View of some of the wrecked coaches from the Euston to Manchester parcels which occurred on 26th August 1923
The departure of King Edward VII on the Royal Train after his visit to Rugby shortly before his death
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WoW
The departure of King Edward VII on the Royal Train after his visit to Rugby shortly before his death
Guardians and representatives of the town awaiting the arrival of King Edward VII for the opening of the Temple Speech room
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WoW
Representatives of the town awaiting the arrival of King Edward VII for the opening of the Temple Speech room

The Lord Mayor of London arriving at Rugby  for the laying of the foundation stone of the St Cross Hospital's nursing home
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WoW
The Lord Mayor of London arriving at Rugby for the laying of the foundation stone of the St Cross Hospital
A posed photograph of the full compliment of L&NWR station staff at Rugby's 1885 station
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WoW
A posed photograph of the full compliment of L&NWR station staff at Rugby's 1885 station
Photograph showing some of the LNWR staff employed at Rugby station at the turn of the century
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WoW
Photograph showing some of the LNWR staff employed at Rugby station at the turn of the century
The Mayor Alderman RH Myers accompanied by Miss D Myers serves the 100,000th cup of tea from Rugby's wartime station canteen
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WoW
The Mayor Alderman RH Myers serves the 100,000th cup of tea from Rugby's wartime station canteen
Convalescing Railway Workers pose for the camera at Herne Bay Railway Convalescent Home on 27th February 1959
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R Gosling
Convalescing Railway Workers pose for the camera at Herne Bay Railway Convalescent Home on 27th February 1959

A shunting horse being used to rotate the wagon on a wagon turntable in Hunters Wagon Works
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WoW
A shunting horse being used to rotate the wagon on a wagon turntable in Hunters Wagon Works
Railway Terrace built by the LNWR to connect to the station and which was lined on either side with railway sleepers
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WoW
Railway Terrace built by the LNWR to connect to the station and which was lined on either side with sleepers
A Bourne painting showing the construction of Kilsby Tunnel at one of the large diameter air shafts
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Bourne
A Bourne painting showing the construction of Kilsby Tunnel at one of the large diameter air shafts
View from the Leamington branch of Willans & Robinson's new factory and the approach sidings to the works in 1897
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WoW
The Leamington branch's view of Willans & Robinson's factory and the approach sidings to the works in 1897
An oblique view of Willans & Robinson's now completed factory and the approach sidings to the works circa 1900
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WoW
An oblique view of Willans & Robinson's now completed factory & approach sidings to the works circa 1900

A schematic drawing showing the junction of the Leamington with the line to Coventry and Willans & Robinson's sidings
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WoW
A drawing of the Leamington line's junction with the Coventry line and Willans & Robinson's sidings

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