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Woodhead Station, Cheshire

Woodhead Station, Cheshire

L2376. Photographed by Newton in May 1903, this rather atmospheric and picturesque location is the site of the Great Central Railway's station at Woodhead, Cheshire. A proud railwayman stands impassively on the platform, as the west portals of the Woodhead tunnel disappear into the Pennine rock beyond. In 1912, a three year project was begun to increase the width of one of the tunnel's vertical shafts, a £12,000 scheme intended to improve the tunnel's inadequate ventilation.
qkwRailway Station
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themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectAdvertisements - Signs (Notices)
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway employees - railwayman
railway facilities - railway stations
railway stations - platforms
Railway tracks - permanent way
railway tunnels - tunnel entrance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - May 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - W 2/3
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Woodhead, Cheshire (O.S. Ref: 411300 399800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - May 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council