Printout from The Last Main Line:

South portal of Weekday Cross tunnel, Nottingham

South portal of Weekday Cross tunnel, Nottingham

L2245. Photographed around 1897, these are a number of Midland Railway mineral wagons stationed by the south portal of Weekday Cross tunnel, Nottingham. The chairs affixed to the good quality sleepers indicate the track on the left to be the main line permanent way. By comparison, the mud covered tracks on the right are the hastily laid temporary contractor's rails. Logan & Hemingway was the firm responsible for building this section of the Line (Contract No.1, Annesley to Leake).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 165mm
IdentifierNewton - R 6/4
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 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 457400 339600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council