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Brick arch bridge and navvies on the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line near Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Brick arch bridge and navvies on the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line near Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

L1788. A brick arch overbridge spans a cutting on the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line near Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, circa 1903. Visible through the arch is the unmistakable cab of a steam navvy, an improvised shelter made from wood and corrugated metal. Despite the invaluable use of these powerful new machines, this photograph proves railway construction was still dependent on large sums of men working with pick and shovel.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - N 2/3
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 - Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 499500 189200)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council