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Marton Junction

LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington

LMS Route: Leamington to Weedon

Marton Junction's only function was to provide access from the Rugby to Leamington line for the branch line to Weedon and consequently opened with the branch on 1st August 1895. Despite the closure of the Rugby line from Marton Junction to Leamington and the Weedon branch from Southan & Long Itchington to Daventry, the junction lasted in service for exactly 100 years closing on 1st August 1995. The reason for its extended life of 20 plus years being BR's contract with Southam Cement to transport chalk to the works via Rugby to Southam & Long Itchington.

Views and diagrams of Marton Junction

Looking towards Rugby with the steel bridge carrying Honingham Hill Road in the foreground and Marton Junction behind
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Looking towards Rugby with Honingham Hill Road bridge in the foreground and Marton Junction behind
Close up of Honingham Hill Road bridge showing the LMS upper quadrant signals that protected Marton junction
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Close up of Honingham Hill Road bridge showing the LMS upper quadrant signals that protected Marton junction
View of Marton Junction from Honingham Hill Road bridge looking towards Rugby with the former LNWR signal box on the left
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Marton Junction from the steel bridge looking towards Rugby with the former LNWR signal box on the left
View of Marton Junction signal box showing the coal bunker on the left and the toilet facilities outside the signal box door
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Marton Junction signal box showing the coal bunker on the left and the toilet facilities outside the signal box door
A panoramic view of Marton Junction after the singling of the track and the removal of the signal cabin
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P Leonard
A panoramic view of Marton Junction after the singling of the track and the removal of the signal cabin

A schematic diagram showing the layout of Marton Junction prior to the removal of the section of line to Leamington
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M Kavanagh
A schematic diagram showing the layout of Marton Junction prior to the removal of the section of line to Leamington
The of Marton Junction Signal Cabin's signalling diagram showing which of the twenty-five levers were employed
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M Kavanagh
Marton Junction Signal Cabin's signalling diagram showing which of the twenty-five levers were employed

Locomotives and trains seen at or near Marton Junction

Close up showing an unidentified ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 waiting for the right of way to proceed onto the Rugby to Leamington line
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Close up of an unidentified ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive waiting for the right of way to proceed onto the Rugby
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam
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M Kavanagh
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam
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M Kavanagh
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam Cement Works in March 1982
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M Kavanagh
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam Cement Works in March 1982
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M Kavanagh
One of four photos showing D25 265 at the head of wagons being delivered and returned from Southam

A converted Southern Region scenery van most likely being used as the lead vehicle in a weed killing train
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P Leonard
A converted Southern Region scenery van most likely being used as the lead vehicle in a weed killing train
A Diesel Multiple Unit passenger train pauses whilst its driver manually changes the points at Marton Junction
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P Leonard
A Diesel Multiple Unit passenger train pauses whilst its driver manually changes the points at Marton Junction
An unknown diesel locomotive at the head of a mixed freight train bound for Southam Cement Works circa early 1980s
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P Leonard
An unknown diesel locomotive at the head of a mixed freight train bound for Southam Cement Works circa 1980s