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Steam navvy at work near Wembley Hill, London

Steam navvy at work near Wembley Hill, London

L2383. A Ruston steam navvy, complete with a typically improvised cab fashioned from wood and corrugated metal, digs into the mud near Wembley Hill during construction of the Neasden to Northolt line, circa 1903. Waiting patiently to remove the spoil is a horse hitched to a small tipping wagon. T. Oliver & Son was the contractor responsible for building this section of the railway.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - W 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 - Wembley, Middlesex (O.S. Ref: 519000 185300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council