Printout from The Last Main Line:

Contractor's railway and locomotive near Blaby, Leicestershire

Contractor's railway and locomotive near Blaby, Leicestershire

L1624. Contractor's railway at a cutting near Blaby, Leicestershire, circa 1896. The photograph is a fine example of how these temporary rails, put down to bring men, materials and machinery to and from the construction site, were poorly laid and maintained. Beyond is a contractor's locomotive and a large group of navvies. This section of the Last Main Line (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 1896
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - K 1/12
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 1896
RightsLeicestershire County Council