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Events and images from 1897

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Key Events from 1897

From the railway archiveThe construction of the new London Extension through the centre of England prompts the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway to change its name to the more appropriate, Great Central Railway.

There are 906 records from 1897

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L1325
Temporary crossing, hut and signal.
Temporary crossing, hut and signal.
L1326
Navvy Mission Hall, Cosby Hill
Navvy Mission Hall, Cosby Hill
L1328
Cutting and contractor's rails
Cutting and contractor's rails
L1329
Cutting north of Dunton Bassett tunnel
Cutting north of Dunton Bassett tunnel
L1330
Tunnel shaft at Dunton Bassett
Tunnel shaft at Dunton Bassett
L1331
Ashby Magna station under construction
Ashby Magna station under construction
L1332
Cutting showing position of Dunton Bassett tunnel
Cutting showing position of Dunton Bassett tunnel
L1339
Riveters at work on the Rugby 'Birdcage' viaduct.
Riveters at work on the Rugby 'Birdcage' viaduct.
L1340
Girder bridge over Station Street in Nottingham.
Girder bridge over Station Street in Nottingham.
L1362
Construction of a girder bridge, Blackbird Road, Leicester
Construction of a girder bridge, Blackbird Road, Leicester
L1363
Viaduct arch, Leicester
Viaduct arch, Leicester
L1364
Girder underbridge
Girder underbridge
L1365
Construction of girder underbridge
Construction of girder underbridge
L1366
Brick arch bridge, Northgates, Leicester
Brick arch bridge, Northgates, Leicester
L1367
Bridge construction over All Saints, Leicester
Bridge construction over All Saints, Leicester
L1369
Leicester Central Station under construction
Leicester Central Station under construction