Ashby to Nuneaton Railway documents how the railway linking these two important Warwickshire towns and their environs were faithfully served by steam locomotion for many years. Built to serve the Leicestershire coalfield, the railway opened in 1873, following four years of construction. The railway was originally jointly owned by the London and North Western Railway and the Midland Railway, before passing into the control of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Following nationalisation, British Railways closed the line in 1971. A plethora of illustrations reveals the stations, sheds and locomotives of diverse design that contributed to this fascinating railway. With authoritative captions, a sweeping yet detailed picture is painted of a remarkable system in its prime and of its inevitable decline.