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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton

Stechford Station: lnwrstfd1347a

Close up showing Stechford station and the LNWR four-coach local passenger service to Rugby from Birmingham New Street

Close up of image 'lnwrstfd1347' showing Stechford station and the LNWR four-coach local passenger service to Rugby from Birmingham New Street. The platform buildings are notable insofar as they are very narrow with canopies that are wider than the accommodation itself. Extensive facilities were not required on the platforms as these were available in the main station building located above the running lines. Note the ornamental gas lampposts and the wicker basket porters barrow. The van at the rear of the train appears to be a horsebox with the rear of the van appearing to have doors. Passenger services were the main form of transporting horses by rail and their use was not just limited to horses used to pull road carriages. In rural areas, such as that found along the route of the Stratford Midland Junction Railway, the local hunt would frequently be moved by rail from one part of the county to another.

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