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LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington Spa (Avenue)

LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

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Leamington (Avenue) Station: lnwrlave1352a

Close up showing a number of Colthrop Board & Paper Mills wagons in transit to their new home in Thatcham in Berkshire

This close up of image 'lnwrlave1352' showing a number of Colthrop Board & Paper Mills wagons in transit to their new home in Thatcham in Berkshire. Michael Byng writes "Colthrop Board and Paper Mills Limited was a large mill on the banks of the River Kennet east of Reading. The company obtained much of its coal from the Warwickshire coal field, either by canal from Exhall but latterly from Keresley Colliery -"The Warwickshire Coal Company Limited".

Much of the company's supplies was purchased through the London Coal Factor - Lamont & Warne. Probably the wagons in the photograph were being delivered to their owner with coal from the Colliery. The numbers on the wagons are new to me, I am aware of numbers 101 to 160, built by Charles Roberts in 1928 and numbers 171 to 182 built by Thomas Hunter of Rugby in 1935; one might reasonably assume that wagons numbers 207 and 209 were built after that date. The pictures show a group of Colthrop wagons of which I was unaware".

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