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

Coventry Station: lnwrcov596

View of the London and Birmingham shed with the 'incline machine' on the left and the parcel depot on the right

View of the London and Birmingham shed with the 'incline machine' on the left and the parcel depot on the right cica 1950s. The clutter below the incline machine is a mixture of building and permanent way materials and might offer a clue as to the sign above the shed door which read 'Ketton Cement'. The ability of the railways to maximise on advertising revenue is demonstrated by the unusual location of the VIROL and the Camp Coffee adverts. The congestion caused by Warwick Road bridge is well illustrated in this view. Because the Birmingham end of the down platform had just a short section of track before it joined the down through road, a locomotive standing at the platform would prevent any through traffic from passing through the station.

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