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The single track line was constructed in two phases by the LNWR. First a 4m long branch to Daventry from the West Coast Main Line at Weedon was opened in 1888, then in 1895 a 14m extension of the branch to reach the existing Rugby to Leamington line at Marton Junction was openedail in 1948. Flecknoe station, the most remote station on the line, was closed to passengers in 1952, but remained open for freight until 1956. The line closed to passengers throughout in 1958, and freight in 1963. The tracks between Weedon and Long Itchington were lifted the following year. A short section between Marton Junction and Long Itchington remained open to serve the cement works, along with a stretch of the Rugby-Leamington line from Rugby. Occasional freight trains ran which had to reverse at Marton Junction. This last stretch was closed in 1985

Marton Junction - 9 Feb 2008

Marton Junction - 9 Feb 2008

Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

From Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

From Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

From Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

From Marton Junction - 13 Apr 2009

Foot crossing, Snowford Farm - 13 Apr 2009

Foot crossing, Snowford Farm - 13 Apr 2009

Snowford Farm bridge - 12 Jan 2008

Snowford Farm bridge - 12 Jan 2008

Snowford Hill bridge - 4 Jun 2012

Snowford Hill bridge - 4 Jun 2012

Snowford Hill bridge - 16 Jan 2009

Snowford Hill bridge - 16 Jan 2009

Foot crossing gate, off Stonebridge Lane - 2 May 2009

Foot crossing gate, off Stonebridge Lane - 2 May 2009

Trackbed off Stonebridge Lane - 2 May 2009

Trackbed off Stonebridge Lane - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 25 Apr 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 25 Apr 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

Another bridge across River Itchen - 2 May 2009

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