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LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington Spa (Avenue)

LMS Route: Leamington to Weedon

Marton Junction: lnwrmartj1326

View of Marton Junction from Honingham Hill Road bridge looking towards Rugby with the former LNWR signal box on the left

View of Marton Junction from Honingham Hill Road bridge looking towards Rugby with the former LNWR signal cabin on the left. The junction was brought into existence with the opening of the single branch line to Weedon on 1st August 1885. On 5th July 1965 the line to Weedon was closed except for the stretch to Southam and Long Itchington. The goods train carrying the chalk to the cement works after this date ran via Rugby and reversed at this junction. It was exactly 100 years later when the line closed following the loss of the contract to haul chalk to Southam Cement works on 1st August 1985, the line being lifted the following year.

the up platform at Leamington in September 1949. At Marton Junction, everyone is being naughty, as the trap protecting the main line is to the rear of the home signal ex the Southam line. The 8F should be the far side of the home signal as a Rugby-Leamington motor has been signalled, so the signalman and engine crew are all breaking the rules! The down buildings at Southam were more impressive than at Napton. but instead of a signal

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