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Girder bridge and permanent way near West Ruislip

Girder bridge and permanent way near West Ruislip

L2239. This girder bridge was built to carry the Neasden to Northolt line over the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Railway near West Ruislip, Middlesex. Built by T. Oliver & Son between 1901-1905, the Neasden line served as the connection between the Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway, and the Metropolitan & Great Central route that had carried the Last Main Line into London since its opening in 1899. Construction of the bridge has clearly disrupted the existing line: before carrying any traffic these undulating tracks would be packed and tamped until level, and ballast would be swept over the sleepers.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1904
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 5/7
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 - West Ruislip, Middlesex (O.S. Ref: 508800 186500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1904
RightsLeicestershire County Council