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Viaduct construction at Rugby

Viaduct construction at Rugby

L1242. Most men who worked on the Railway's construction were skilled with far more than simply pick and shovel. These riveters at work on Rugby viaduct would still have been thought of as navvies, but the professional excavator of old had evolved into a versatile employee capable of a wide range of tasks. Note the two steam cranes working further along the bridge.
qkwViaduct Construction
alt_titleNavvies (riveters and fitters)
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
socio-economic context
subjectBridges - Viaduct construction
Equipment - hammer
Machinery - Construction equipment
Machinery - Steam powered crane
People associated with manual labour - navvies
railway employees - railway construction workers
railways - railway bridges
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 3/19
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council