THESE pictures are taken from the book Rugby to Stafford, the Trent Valley Line by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, which is published by Middleton Press this Saturday.
The main photograph shows the book’s earliest view of Rugby railway station and is of an up train in 1904, headed by 4-4-0 no.510 Albatross. The engine had recently been built at Crewe works. Most engines of expresses were changed at Rugby until about 1880.
The book also contains many images of the station that will be familiar to older Rugbeians. Many of them date from the era when it was known as Rugby Midland. The suffix survived until May 1970, just after the Eastern Region (ex-LNER) line had closed.
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