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Steam crane and navvies, Catesby tunnel, Northamptonshire

Steam crane and navvies, Catesby tunnel, Northamptonshire

L1659. Three navvies and a boy pose for Newton's camera from the bucket of a steam crane. The photograph is thought to have been taken in October 1897 near Catesby tunnel, Northamptonshire. Around fifty of these steam cranes were used during the Line's construction, and this picture is a good opportunity to see the machine without the improvised cab of wood and corrugated metal which the contractors often installed.
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 - L 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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452700 258400)
RightsLeicestershire County Council