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Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 1.

Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 1.

L1019. Hunslet Engine Co. 0-6-0 saddletank, H. LOVATT No. 1, (No. 57) of 1871. According to S. W. A. Newton's notes, the photo was taken 'in cutting just south of Birstall Park Lane bridge' when working on Contract No. 2 (Leake - Aylestone) built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton. The two crew stand on the locomotive which is dwarfed by the steam shovel/excavator behind. The locomotive appears to have a full head of steam as it is blowing-off from the safety valves.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - CL 19
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458500 309300)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council