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Barby spoil bank and bridge wing walls

Barby spoil bank and bridge wing walls

L1894. Looking south along the embankment towards Barby spoil bank in Northamptonshire, this photograph provides a reminder of how railway construction had the power to transform the landscape. The millions of tons of earth and rock, driven out of cuttings and piled high for embankments, forever changed the face of rural Britain. The brick wing walls and parapet of an underbridge can be seen in the foreground. T. Oliver & Son was the firm contracted to build this section of the Line (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - Q 1/6
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 - Barby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 451600 272200)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council