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

Coventry Station: lnwrcov596a

Close up showing the London and Birmingham Railway pump house that was sited at the rear of the engine shed

Close up of image 'lnwr596' showing the London and Birmingham Railway pump house that was sited at the rear of the engine shed. To the left can be seen the coal store whilst behind it can be seen the wooden structure of the 'incline machine. The sign above the shed says KETTON CEMENT which seems to indicate, given the apparently good condition of the doors, that it was still in use even if not for its original purpose. Whilst many consider the late 20th century as being the age of advertising with the growth of the multinational advertising companies such as Satchi & Satchi. Railways made full use of their facilities as was noted earlier in image 'lnwrcov620d' which showed the rear wall of the 1860 station covered in advertising posters. In this instance there is a CAMP COFFEE sign on the corner of the shed. Just how effective this position would be can only be guessed at as it was only a small sign and only a few passengers would see it.

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