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Tipping wagons and contractor's railway, Birstall, Leicester

Tipping wagons and contractor's railway, Birstall, Leicester

L1550. Contractor's tipping wagons being loaded next to a 'bed of sand found in a cutting at Birstall', Leicester (S.W.A. Newton's notes). The temporary rails that carried these wagons were a vital component of the Line's construction, bringing men, materials and machinery both to and from the work area. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this section of the Railway (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - J 1/8
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: 458700 308500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council