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Marton Station

LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington

Marton Station, opened on 1st March 1851, was the other original intermediate station on the single line route to Leamington. The station remained open until the withdrawal of passenger services on the line on 15th June 1958 for whilst the goods services continued on until 3 July 1961. The station was seen by the LNWR as serving a wider area than the just local village and consequently saw its name changed to include Southam, particularly in the LNWR's attempts to counter the influence of the GWR route passing near to the same village. Marton therefore saw its name change to 'Marton for Southam' on 1st July 1853, reverting back to Marton in October 1860. In January 1877 it was again changed to 'Marton for Southam' before finally reverting again to Marton on 1st August 1895. The latter change was because Southam and Long Itchington had opened with the opening of the Marton Junction to Weedon line. Messrs Preston-Hendry & Powell-Hendry record in their book 'LMS Stations' that during the period 1877 to 1895 a horse bus ran four times a day between Marton and Southam all part of the LNWR's desire to counter the attraction of the GWR's services.

Looking towards Rugby in the early 1950s with the goods yard on the left opposite the main station which stood on the down line
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Looking towards Rugby in the early 1950s with the goods yard on the left opposite the main station which stood on the down line
Close up showing the signal box located at the Rugby end of the down platform and in the distance the signal gantry controlling access to the station and yard
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Close up showing the signal box located at the Rugby end of the down platform and in the distance the signal gantry controlling access to the station and yard
Close up of Marton station's main buildings which housed from left to right the ladies waiting room, the station master's house, waiting room and booking office
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Close up of Marton station's main buildings which housed from left to right the ladies waiting room, the station master's house, waiting room and booking office
Another view of Marton station's station master's house and passenger facilities with the boarded crossing in the foreground
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Another view of Marton station's station master's house and passenger facilities with the boarded crossing in the foreground
Close up of Marton station showing the pleasing design adopted by the LNWR when building such a rural and unimportant station
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Close up of Marton station showing the pleasing design adopted by the LNWR when building such a rural and unimportant station

Looking towards Marton station's main station building which was located on the up platform with Leamington off to the right
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Looking towards Marton station's main station building which was located on the up platform with Leamington off to the right
View from the down platform in the direction of Rugby across to Marton station's goods yard showing the general configuration of the yard
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View from the down platform in the direction of Rugby across to Marton station's goods yard showing the general configuration of the yard
Close up of the goods yard's Lime store which was built with a steel frame and timber plankibg to counter Lime's corrosiveness
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Close up of the goods yard's Lime store which was built with a steel frame and timber plankibg to counter Lime's corrosiveness
Looking towards Marton station's good yard warehouse showing two doors with the left door being used by road traffic and other by rail
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Looking towards Marton station's good yard warehouse showing two doors with the left door being used by road traffic and other by rail
British Railways built to an ex-LMS design, Ivatt 2-6-2T No 41321 is seen standing at Marton station's down platform
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British Railways built to an ex-LMS design, Ivatt 2-6-2T No 41321 is seen standing at Marton station's down platform

View of Marton station's down platform and station buildings viewed from a Leamington to Rugby local passenger service
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View of Marton station's down platform and station buildings viewed from a Leamington to Rugby local passenger service
Looking towards Rugby of Marton station's up platform and timber framed and clad waiting room with the main station on the down platform on the left
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Looking towards Rugby of Marton station's up platform and timber framed and clad waiting room with the main station on the down platform on the left
View of the 1880s drawing showing the layout of Marton station and goods yard and facilities which still included the wagon turntable
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View of the 1880s drawing showing the layout of Marton station and goods yard and facilities which still included the wagon turntable
View of an 1880s drawing showing the layout of Nelson Cement Depot and sidings which was closed after the opening of the branch to Weeden
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View of an 1880s drawing showing the layout of Nelson Cement Depot and sidings which was closed after the opening of the branch to Weeden