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Additional to Expat's info:
The LNWR branch from Coventry to Leamington was opened in the 1840s to try and deter the GWR from Leamington - that did not succed and the GWR line opened at Leamington in 1852. The LNWR branch was extended to Rugby in 1851. So the Marton/Weedon line was virtually a 'branch off a branch'.
However the book I have ("Warwickshire Railways" by Mike Hitches, published by Sutton Publishing in their 'Photographic History of Railways' series in 1997) says the Weedon line was closed in 1959.

This book only has pictures of Leamington (Avenue) station - there are no photos of any of the other stations on the line to Weedon.

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According to the same book the passenger services in the last few years were DMU operated.

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In the late 1940s/1950s I had one set of grandparents living in Royal Leamington Spa and we visited them a couple of times a year from South London via SR to Charing Cross and GWR from Paddington. But I cannot recall the Avenue station whatsoever! I do recall seeing a train crossing the bridge over the Grand Union canal near Radford Semele locks, but only being about 5 years old wasn't yet into trainspotting and did not pay it much attention.

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There seems to be some disagreement between the website and the book I mentioned above about DMU usage. The book only implies their use, so I'd be inclined to go with the Web-site as that says more positively that they were not used.

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Sorry about that. The book I mentioned in post#3 ("Warwickshire Railways") suggests that by the late 1950s all the branch lines were being serviced by DMUs, not steam-hauled stock. But the website positively states that the Leamington-Weedon line closed to passenger trains before DMUs could be used on it.

I just thought I'd mention this difference of opinion and express my thought that the website seemed the more accurate in case someone was considering making a model of part of this line. If it were to be an accurate model they ought not to run DMUs, it would seem.

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