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Brick arch bridge over GWR line at Saunderton

Brick arch bridge over GWR line at Saunderton

L1693. With the delays caused by the congestion on the Metropolitan Railway section of the London Extension, the Great Central joined forces with the Great Western railway to construct a new line into the capital. The route chosen was the GWR's Birmingham line through High Wycombe. In order to make the route more suitable for a higher frequency service, the Great Central rebuilt it as a double track line, involving a great deal of heavy engineering. Here we can see the line at Saunderton where the up and down lines diverged for a short distance. The bridge carries the old Roman Icknield Way.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1899
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - M 2/4
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 - Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 479800 201200)
period - circa 1903
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council