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Steam navvy at work near Rugby

Steam navvy at work near Rugby

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L2218. Steam powered excavator at work in a cutting south of Clifton Road bridge, Rugby. The pile of track and sleepers in the foreground suggests the temporary railway on the right has been recently laid. These contractor's rails were quickly put down and intensively used: in a matter of days these same tracks would almost certainly be covered in mud and debris. Note the line of tipping wagons stationed beneath the bridge, and the other girder overbridge visible beyond.
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 1/4
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451300 275000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council