Printout from The Last Main Line:

Track laying gang at work near Blaby, Leicestershire

Track laying gang at work near Blaby, Leicestershire

L1621. Track laying gang ballasting the permanent way north of Whetstone viaduct, Blaby, Leicestershire, circa 1897. Ballast was a stabilising medium used to help keep the rails level and firm. This section of the Railway (Contract No.3, Aylestone to Rugby) was built by Topham, Jones & Railton between 1894-1899.
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 - K 1/10
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 - Blaby, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455900 298600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council