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Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway, Staverton, Northamptonshire

Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway, Staverton, Northamptonshire

L1782. A line of contractor's temporary railway snakes under a brick arch occupation overbridge near Staverton, Northamptonshire, circa 1897. The scene is unusual in so much as the initial bed of ballast has already been laid for the permanent way, and contractor's rails are normally pictured running over muddy and uneven ground. Soon after this photograph was taken, these tracks would have been lifted and replaced with sleepers for the main line.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 1/5
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: 452300 263000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council