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Steam navvy and contractor's wagons at Nottingham

Steam navvy and contractor's wagons at Nottingham

L2297. This is railway construction in earnest, photographed at the site of Bulwell Common Station, Nottingham. A steam navvy, complete with an improvised cab of wood and corrugated metal, sits on contractor's temporary rails which are relatively well laid and maintained. At the centre of the picture, a line of laden tipping wagons ferry the spoil along the muddy tracks. The points in the foreground are particularly crude, and appear to consist of nothing more than lengths of tracks secured with wooden blocks. Note the disused track bed on the right, and the steep sides of the cutting which still bear the marks of the excavator's powerful shovel.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - T 4/3
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 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 457000 340000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council