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0-6-0 Contractor's locomotive and tipping wagons, Birstall, Leicester

0-6-0 Contractor's locomotive and tipping wagons, Birstall, Leicester

L1553. 0-6-0 Contractor's saddle tank locomotive (possibly built by Manning Wardle of Leeds) and tipping wagons at Birstall Park Estate, Leicester, circa 1897. Ninety four contractor's engines were used during the construction of the London Extension. They were an indispensable asset, shunting and hauling thousands of wagons over tracks that were often poorly laid and maintained. Henry Lovatt was the contractor responsible for building this stretch of the Line (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 1/11
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