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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

Coventry Station: lnwrcov3732a

Close up showing Coventry Goods Yard looking in the direction of the LNWR Sheds and Warwick Road

Close up of image 'lnwrcov3732' showing Coventry Goods Yard looking in the direction of the LNWR No 1 and No 2 Sheds and Warwick Road. In addition to the LMS' own rolling stock, within the yard are wagons from all three other railway companies: NE depicting London Nort Eastern Railway; SR depicting Souther Railways and GWR depicting the Great western Railway. Whereas most of the road vehicles are horsedrawn, one motor lorrry can be seen adjcent to the Southern Railway Cattle Wagon.

Mike Williams of the LNWR Society writes, 'with regard to the train on the left. Just in shot is a LNWR D103 wagon rebuilt with dropsides by the LMS, then a 21ft Open Carriage Truck (OCT), but the next is a much less common 25ft OCT. You can tell the difference by the five 'holes' in the side whereas the 21ft OCT had four (and the earlier 16ft OCT had three). An Open Carriage Truck (as opposed to a Covered Carriage Truck - CCT) was ideal for any wheeled vehicle which can be driven on at the end from an end-loading bay as there are plates above each of the buffers to drive on. There were wheel bars across the vehicle attached to the tops of the sides and adjustable along the wagon, and straps too for securing the loads. By this date the sides where hinged (earlier versions were fixed) so also suitable for large items loaded from the side'.