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Steam navvy and contractor's railway near East Leake

Steam navvy and contractor's railway near East Leake

L1839. Thought to have been photographed near East Leake around 1897, this is a superb snapshot of railway construction at the end of the Victorian era. Operating on poorly laid contractor's rails, a steam navvy excavates the cutting, whilst men and horses are busy moving the earth to a line of waiting tipping wagons.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - O6/8
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 - East Leake, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 454300 325700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council