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Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 9.

Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 9.

L1050. Manning Wardle & Co. 'L' class 0-6-0 saddletank, H. LOVATT No. 9, No. 1215 of 1892. This image was one of S. W. A. Newton's 'foreign' photographs, taken on the Midland Railway approaches to London Road Station, Leicester. At the time, the locomotive was employed on the contract to widen Knighton Tunnel, undertaken by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton (circa 1897). In typical Newton style, the locomotive's four crew are posed on and around their steed. Note the split log sleepers on the roughly laid contractors line.
qkw0-6-0 contractor's locomotive
alt_titleContractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 9.
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
community histories
subjectEngines - Steam engines
People associated with manual labour - navvies
railway employees - railway construction workers
railway locomotives - railway locomotive industry
railway locomotives - Vehicles
railway locomotives - contractor's locomotives
railway tracks - contractor's railways
railways - railway construction & maintenance
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - CL 50
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Knighton Tunnel, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 459100 303500)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council