Nuneaton, Coventry & Leamington Railway documents how the railways linking these two important Warwickshire towns and their environs were faithfully served by steam locomotion for many years. The Nuneaton to Leamington route became an essential artery for the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), and subsequently the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), primarily for moving coal from the North Warwickshire coalfields to the South and South West of England. The Nuneaton to Leamington line was originally conceived and built as two routes. A plethora of illustrations reveals the stations, sheds and locomotives of diverse design that contributed to these fascinating railways. With authoritative captions, a sweeping yet detailed picture is painted of a remarkable system in its prime and of its inevitable decline.
Peter Lee is a well-known Nuneaton historian, and the author of several other books about the area for Amberley. He is chairman of the Nuneaton Civic Society and the Nuneaton & North Warwick Family History Society, and writes a weekly local history column for the Nuneaton News. Peter has also contributed hundreds of articles to local papers, specialist magazines, newsletters and the internet.