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Walter Scott's Contractor's Depot at Helmdon in Northamptonshire

Walter Scott's Contractor's Depot at Helmdon in Northamptonshire

L1220. This view of Walter Scott & Co.'s contractor's yard at Helmdon shows a wealth of information about railway construction at the turn of the 20th Century. The depot was at the foot of Helmdon Viaduct (seen on the left), and contained many huts and sheds for working and living in. A network of contractor's railway tracks pass under the arches of the viaduct, some passing the coaling stage in the centre of the picture, and others leading to the water tower next to the long shed. There are two mineral wagons on the right of the photograph, but no signs of other activity. Walter Scott & Co. built this section of the railway (Contract No. 5 - Woodford to Brackley) between 1894 and 1898.
qkwContractors Yard
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectBridges - railway bridges
Bridges - railway viaducts
Buildings - Temporary buildings
Construction - Construction industry
Engineering - Civil engineering
railway facilities - railway shops & yards
railway tracks - contractor's railways
railway wagons - mineral wagons
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 1/2
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 - Helmdon, Northamptonshire.
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Site - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council