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Steam navvy at work in a rock cutting near Rugby

Steam navvy at work in a rock cutting near Rugby

L2222. Thought to have been photographed at the Ashlawn Road bridge, this is the bucket arm of a steam navvy excavating a rock cutting near Rugby. Given their tremendous digging power, this rock would still have most likely been blasted with explosives before the machine commenced its work. This section of the Line (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford) was built by T. Oliver & Son.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 1/8
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451600 273100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council