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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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Footings for the Northgates viaduct, Leicester
Footings for the Northgates viaduct, Leicester
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Viaduct construction
Viaduct construction
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Viaduct construction, Leicester
Viaduct construction, Leicester
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Viaduct construction, Leicester
Viaduct construction, Leicester
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Bridge construction at Leicester
Bridge construction at Leicester
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Girder overbridge under the East & West Railway
Girder overbridge under the East & West Railway
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Contractor's depot, Byfield, Northamptonshire
Contractor's depot, Byfield, Northamptonshire
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Byfield Station and railwaymen, Northamptonshire
Byfield Station and railwaymen, Northamptonshire
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Girder overbridge and track laying
Girder overbridge and track laying
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Centrings for Eydon-Woodford Road bridge
Centrings for Eydon-Woodford Road bridge
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Navvies with a dog at Charwelton, Northamptonshire
Navvies with a dog at Charwelton, Northamptonshire
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Signal gantry, Rugby, Warwickshire
Signal gantry, Rugby, Warwickshire
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Navvies having lunch at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire
Navvies having lunch at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire
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Navvy watchman at Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire
Navvy watchman at Upper Shackborough, Warwickshire
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Navvies at Rugby, Warwickshire
Navvies at Rugby, Warwickshire
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Navvy foreman, Mr. Marchmant, with his wife at Woodford.
Navvy foreman, Mr. Marchmant, with his wife at Woodford.