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Steam navvy at Chetwode, Buckinghamshire

Steam navvy at Chetwode, Buckinghamshire

L1374. 'Chetwode steam navvy' at work in Buckinghamshire (S.W.A. Newton's notes), circa 1897. Although the steam powered machines were an invaluable asset, large numbers of men and horses were still required for the Line's construction. This section of the Railway formed part of Contract No.6 (Brackley to Quainton Road), built by Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - 
Photographic prints - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 1
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
Location.Creation Site - Chetwode, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 463000 229000)
RightsLeicestershire County Council