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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington
LMS Route: Rugby to Tamworth
LMS Route: Rugby to Leicester
LMS Route: Rugby to Market Harborough

Rugby Station: lnwrrm4363

An 1863 Map of the 'northern' approach to Rugby showing the MR line to Leicester and the two LNWR lines to Birmingham and Stafford

An 1863 plan of the 'northern' approach to Rugby showing the MR line to Leicester and the two LNWR lines to Birmingham and Stafford. The position of the L&NWR Southern Division shed, seen bottom left, can be determined by the wooden bridge in the centre. This shed was closed on the opening of the shed found adjacent to the Market Harborough line on the other side of the station which is out of sight and to the right of this map. The shed can be seen in this illustration. To the right of the wooden bridge is another turntable situated on one of the lines leading to the extended five road shed. To its right is a wagon turntable with a short siding leading off at 90º to the running line. To the left of the wooden bridge is the outline of a two-road under bridge with the legend 'Intended Bridge' on each side of its entrances. Above this feature and to the left, is another wagon turntable with the short sidings running at towards the MR line to Leicester.

Stephen Weston, member of the LNWR Society and noted expert on Rugby, writes 'I worked on the WCML upgrade a few years back. There are plans of the services within the railway land and we drilled to prove the locations of the services to claim 'granddad rights' for connecting in any new services. The remains of two road under bridge still exist as it contains a water culvert from the Wood Street side. This is the land agent's plan which even shows the original railway boundaries If you look closely you can see the Wooden Bridge started life as a level crossing. The plan shows every alteration to the track work but the alterations were drawn on top without erasing the old. I am slowly unraveling the changes but won't be able to date them, just sequence them. I can't remember the name of the most prominent land agent but he has a road named after him in Rugby. The underbridge I recall as being Midland Counties Railway bridge No 3. These plans are fascinating and show all the developments up until the present station was built in 1885-6, after which most developments were things being removed.'