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Leicester Central Station under construction

Leicester Central Station under construction

L1369. Leicester Central Station under construction, circa 1897. The photograph provides a fine illustration of Victorian iron work and building methods. With the permanent way laid and the ballast packed, the track had been completed prior to building the station. Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this part of the London Extension (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
qkwStation Construction
alt_titleConstruction of Leicester Central Station
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
changing environments
subjectBuilding materials - Bricks
Buildings - Building construction
railway facilities - railway stations
railway tracks - permanent way
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - 
Photographic prints - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - E 7/2
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 - Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council