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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

Coventry Station: lnwrcov3732a

Close up showing Coventry Goods Yard looking in the direction of the LNWR Sheds and Warwick Road

Close up of image 'lnwrcov3732' showing Coventry Goods Yard looking in the direction of the LNWR No 1 and No 2 Sheds and Warwick Road. In addition to the LMS' own rolling stock, within the yard are wagons from all three other railway companies: NE depicting London Nort Eastern Railway; SR depicting Souther Railways and GWR depicting the Great western Railway. Whereas most of the road vehicles are horsedrawn, one motor lorrry can be seen adjcent to the Southern Railway Cattle Wagon.

Peter Speding wrote in Volume 6, Edition 10 of the LNWR Society's Journal an article which featured this photograph, 'This is one of a set of five undated photographs found at Nuneaton sometime between 1960 and 1962. They were found in an envelope postmarked 14.11.1932 with a Midland Daily Telegraph label. The postmark date appears consistent with the subject matter of the photographs, each one of which is stamped on the reverse with 'Copyright Photograph by Midland Daily Telegraph and Coventry Herald, Coventry/ The Coventry Telegraph is the successor to the Midland Daily Telegraph and the Coventry Herald and research by their chief librarian revealed no trace of the pictures having been published and, because all the records of the time were destroyed in the Coventry blitz, it is not possible to obtain any other information. The photographs appear to be about the despatch of cars from the Coventry area and are split into two sections, those below taken in Coventry Goods yard and those on the next page showing a train of about twenty long wheelbase vans.