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LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

Coventry Station: lnwrcov2799

A photograph of Mr John James King, Chief Cartage Foreman, standing beside the LNWR cartage office with the MR shed and offices in the background

A photograph of Mr John James King, Chief Cartage Foreman, standing beside the LNWR cartage office with the MR shed and offices in the background. John James King's peaked hat appears to have the legend LMS on its hat band which would indicate that the date is near to 1927 when he retired. Harry Jack of the LNWR Society writes 'I believe the building behind Mr King to be the Claims Office and Telephone Exchange at the end of the MR & LNWR Joint Goods Shed? Looking NE from the yard behind the Warwick Road offices. This view is supported by Martin O'Keeffe, also of the LNWR Society, who writes 'its the office at the end of the L&NWR/MR goods shed. The siding runs up to it and there is a small building there too. You can see the building in the centre of image 'lnwrcov554c'. Since the photograph was first published Christine has managed to obtain a higher resolution scanned copy which shows much clearer the sign fixed between the two chimneys. See image 'lnwrcov2799a'.

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