LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington via Coventry
The Nuneaton to Leamington route became an essential artery
for the LNWR, and subsequently the LMS, primarily for moving coal from the
North Warwickshire coal fields to the South and South West of England. It was
important because it avoided the bottleneck of the Birmingham to Euston line as
traffic staying on LNWR metals could proceed via Daventry or even return to
Rugby to proceed onwards via other secondary routes. However whilst we have
treated the Nuneaton to Leamington line as one route it was originally
conceived and built as two routes. Whilst we have presented all of the stations
on the Nuneaton to Leamington route (see below) the history of the two lines
has been recorded separately.
Visitors might wish to refer to Peter Lee's growing list of
books on the railways emanating from Nuneaton and in particular, the industrial
and mineral lines which once populated the North Warwickshire and West
Leicestershire countryside. They are all highly recommended including his book
'Nuneaton, Coventry & Leamington Railway' published by Amberley
Publishing ISBN 978-1-4456-0661-3.
For Nuneaton to Coventry
click here and for Coventry to
Leamington click here.
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