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Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway near Blaby, Leicestershire

Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway near Blaby, Leicestershire

L1623. 'Greets Bridge, Blaby', Leicestershire (S.W.A. Newton's notes). The cutting that is spanned by this brick arch overbridge has yet to be dressed, and the contractor's temporary railway is particularly badly laid and maintained. Taken around 1897, the photograph is a marvellous illustration of the Victorian landscape being transformed by the railway age. Topham, Jones & Railton was the contractor responsible for building this section of the Line (Contract No.3, Aylestone to Rugby).
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 1/11
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 - Blaby, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 456100 298900)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council