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Coventry Station: lnwrcov645

View of Coventry's third station built in 1873 with a LNWR 2-2-2 Bloomer standing at the up platform and a LNWR 0-6-0 DX goods passing through the station

View of Coventry's third station built in 1873 with a LNWR 2-2-2 Bloomer standing at the up platform and a LNWR 0-6-0 DX goods passing through the station. This view of Coventry Station in 1880 shows the station in a very clean condition indicating that it has only just been completed. The up platform is still fairly short in length as can be seen by the locomotive still standing short of Stoney Road bridge. It was nearly twenty years before the platform was sufficiently lengthened to accommodate a twelve coach train. Harry Jack of the LNWR Society writes "I always felt above photograph was probably taken in the summer of 1874, because the station looks very new and the date '1873' can be seen cast in the ring of the iron roof-support bracket. (You'll see it if you hold a print up to a mirror!) The Bloomer was (as you say in image 'lnwrcov645a') built in 1851, renumbered in 1862, but it was rebuilt in 1868 with a Crewe boiler, named 'Apollo' in 1872 and the cab and Webb chimney probably added at the same time".

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