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Steam crane pictured at Staverton, Buckinghamshire

Steam crane pictured at Staverton, Buckinghamshire

L1778. Steam crane at work on Staverton viaduct, Northamptonshire, circa 1897. In total, it is thought that around fifty of these cranes were used during the construction of the Last Main Line. Although originally built without cabs of any kind, contractors quickly improvised, and with wood and corrugated metal they produced makeshift shelters, of which this is a typical example. On the left of the photograph is a section of contractor's temporary railway.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 1/1
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Staverton, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 451900 261300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council