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Horse and navvy beside Brackley viaduct

Horse and navvy beside Brackley viaduct

L2815. A navvy poses with a horse beside one of the mighty brick piers of Brackley viaduct, Northamptonshire. It is said that less than three hundred horses were used during the railway's construction: a fraction of those required prior to the days of steam powered machinery. Interestingly, there is a small metal disc on the animal's harness marked with the initials W.S. Presumably, these denote Walter Scott & Co., the contractor responsible for building this section of the line (Contract No.5, Woodford to Brackley).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 164mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 1/3
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459500 237300)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council