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Steam crane working at Leicester

Steam crane working at Leicester

L1408. Navvies and a steam crane at work on Contract No. 2, Leake to Aylestone built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton. Beyond is the Leicester viaduct. The crane's cab is not an original feature, but an improvised shelter of wood and corrugated metal built by the contractor or the navvies themselves.
qkwSteam Crane
alt_titleNavvies
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
socio-economic context
subjectBridges - railway bridges
Bridges - viaduct
Engines - Steam engines
Machinery - Steam crane
People associated with manual labour - navvies
railway employees - railway construction workers
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 - F 7/3
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, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 458000 304000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council