Marton Junction 2 June 1984

A super abundance of hawthorn blossom at Marton Junction on 2 June 1984. This view looking east from the impressively high Honingham Hill Road Bridge shows the Junction where the line to Southam Cement Works diverged from the Rugby line. The line can be seen heading for several miles in an almost dead straight line towards Rugby. Although not actually officially closed when this picture was taken, all traffic had effectively stopped and the rails were completely rusty. Bizarrely the weedkilling train traversed the entire route in 1985.