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Atherstone Station:

LMS Route: Trent Valley Line

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<External view of Atherstone station showing the original Livock structure which was Elizabethan or Jacobean in style
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LGRP
Vew of Atherstone station showing the Livock structure which was Elizabethan or Jacobean in style
View looking towards Stafford showing Watling Street level crossing and the original signal cabin on the left
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WoW
View looking towards Stafford showing Watling Street level crossing and the original signal cabin on the left
Looking towards Rugby across the level crossing as the down Irish Mail passes Atherstone's Signal Box prior to the quadrupling of the line
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Postcard
Looking towards Rugby across the level crossing as the down Irish Mail passes Atherstone's Signal Cabin
View of the original station layout showing the station. goods yard and shed together with the level crossing and underpass
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P Lee
The original station layout showing the station, goods yard and shed and the level crossing and underpass
Looking towards Rugby from Watling Street bridge showing the quadrupling of the lines still under construction adjacent to the new down platform
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Postcard
Looking towards Rugby from Watling Street bridge showing the quadrupling of the lines still under construction

Close up showing part of Atherstone's goods yard and shed on the left and the incomplete lines adjacent to the new down platform
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Postcard
Close up of part of the goods yard and shed on the left and the incomplete lines adjacent to the new down platform
View of Atherstone station looking in the direction of Rugby with the original station building still evident on the left
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HC Casserley
Looking in the direction of Rugby showing Atherstone station and the original station building on the left
Close up showing the original 1847 Trent Valley Railway station building and platform complete with Livock's platform canopy
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HC Casserley
Close up of the original 1847 station building and platform complete with Livock's platform canopy
Close up showing the replacement down platform built in the early 20th century when the line was quadrupled between Atherstone and Nuneaton
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HC Casserley
Close up of the replacement down platform built in the early 20th century when the line was quadrupled
View looking towards Stafford showing the entrance to Atherstone's Signal Box and part of the down platform on the left
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Powell-Hendry
View looking towards Stafford showing the entrance to Atherstone's Signal Cabin and part of the down platform

Aerial view of Atherstone showing part of the station and the now demolished goods shed and yard after electrification
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WoW
Aerial view of Atherstone showing part of the station and the now demolished goods shed and yard
View of Atherstone station after electrification of the route showing the original Livock designed building but with new platform canopy
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WoW
View of Atherstone station after electrification showing the original Livock building but with new platform canopy
Ex-LMS 'Horwich Crab' 2-6-0 No 42811 is seen near Atherstone on a down fast freight service
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B Brooksbank
Ex-LMS 'Horwich Crab' 2-6-0 No 42811 is seen near Atherstone on a down fast freight service
An unknown ex-LNWR 0-6-0 goods engine is running wrong road during the replacement of an overbridge
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J Alsop
An unknown ex-LNWR 0-6-0 goods engine is running wrong road during the replacement of an overbridge
Close up of the unidentified 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' locomotive standing wrong road blowing off steam
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J Alsop
Close up of the unidentified 0-6-0 'Cauliflower' locomotive standing wrong road blowing off steam

Close up showing the small rail mounted crane being used to lift the beams into placefrom the adjacent train
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J Alsop
Close up showing the small rail mounted crane being used to lift the beams into placefrom the adjacent train
An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' is seen at the head of an up express train  as it approaches Atherstone station
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An unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' is seen at the head of an up express train as it approaches Atherstone station
LNWR 4-6-0 2P Experiment class No 496 'Harlequin' is seen at the head of an up Stafford to Rugby local passenger train near Atherstone
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HL Salmon
LNWR 4-6-0 2P Experiment class No 496 'Harlequin' at the head of an up Stafford to Rugby local passenger train
LNWR 0-8-0 No 2562 is seen at the head of a long up mixed goods train travelling on the fast line near Atherstone
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HL Salmon
LNWR 0-8-0 No 2562 is at the head of a long up goods train travelling on the fast line near Atherstone
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6109 'Royal Engineer' is seen at the head of the fourteen coach up Manxman near Atherstone in May 1928
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WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6109 'Royal Engineer' at the head of the up Manxman near Atherstone in May 1928

LMS 4-6-0 Royal Scot class No 6111 'Royal Fusilier' is seen at the head of the down 'Mid-day Scot' with a train of ex-LNWR and early LMS coaching stock
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WL Good
LMS 4-6-0 No 6111 'Royal Fusilier' on the down 'Mid-day Scot' with a train of ex-LNWR and early LMS coaching stock
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP Patriot class No 45515 'Caernavon' is seen at the head of an up express service near Atherstone on 15th August 1959
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP Patriot class No 45515 'Caernavon' at the head of an up express near Atherstone
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 45737 'Atlas' is seen waiting to depart on the 11 45am Liverpool to Rugby semi-fast express service
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Anon
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee class No 45737 'Atlas' waiting to depart on the 11 45am Liverpool to Rugby semi-fast express
View of Baddesley Colliery showing manager's house, engine shed, steam engine and pump house and shaft together with sidings
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Anon
View of Baddesley Colliery's managers house, engine shed, steam engine, pump house, shaft and sidings
Another but later view of Baddesley Colliery showing the mine's extensive buildings and Midland Railway open wagons in the sidings in front of the engine shed
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Later view showing the mine's extensive buildings and MR open wagons in the sidings in front of the engine shed

View of layout of the connection between Baddersley Colliery Sidings and the Trent Valley line
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P Lee
View of layout of the connection between Baddersley Colliery Sidings and the Trent Valley line
Stage work plan produced in September 1909 showing the old down platform now replaced by a new platform two tracks away
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Powell-Hendry
Stage work plan of September 1909 showing the old down platform replaced by a new platform two tracks away
A complete view of the 1887 plan of Athestone station prior to be quadrupled showing the level crossing, station, goods yard
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Powell-Hendry
A complete 1887 plan of Athestone station prior to be quadrupled showing the level crossing, station, goods yard
Close up of map showing the Stafford end of Atherstone station including the underpass adjacent to the level crossing
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Powell-Hendry
Close up of map showing the Stafford end of the station and the underpass adjacent to the level crossing
Close up of the approach at the Rugby end of Atherstone station showing the down refuge siding and entrance to goods yard
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Powell-Hendry
Close up of the approach at the Rugby end of the station and the down refuge siding and goods yard entrance