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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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L1518
Brick arch viaduct at Willoughby
Brick arch viaduct at Willoughby
L1526
Construction of Leicester Central Station
Construction of Leicester Central Station
L1529
Construction of Belgrave and Birstall Station, Leicester
Construction of Belgrave and Birstall Station, Leicester
L1530
Site of M.S. & L.R. goods yard, Leicester
Site of M.S. & L.R. goods yard, Leicester
L1534
Girder underbridge, thought to be at Loughborough
Girder underbridge, thought to be at Loughborough
L1536
Construction of Leicester Central Station and turntable
Construction of Leicester Central Station and turntable
L1537
Construction of a brick arch bridge, Leicester
Construction of a brick arch bridge, Leicester
L1541
Bridge construction at St. Augustines Street, Leicester
Bridge construction at St. Augustines Street, Leicester
L1543
Bridge construction at the site of Belgrave and Birstall Station, Leicester
Bridge construction at the site of Belgrave and Birstall Station, Leicester
L1544
Contractor's railway and broken wagon
Contractor's railway and broken wagon
L1545
Cutting at Birstall, Leicester
Cutting at Birstall, Leicester
L1546
Culvert north of Belgrave and Birstall station, Leicester
Culvert north of Belgrave and Birstall station, Leicester
L1548
Brick arch underbridge over Thurcaston Road, Leicester
Brick arch underbridge over Thurcaston Road, Leicester
L1550
Tipping wagons and contractor's railway, Birstall, Leicester
Tipping wagons and contractor's railway, Birstall, Leicester
L1551
Bridge and embankment, Thurcaston Road, Leicester
Bridge and embankment, Thurcaston Road, Leicester
L1552
Steam shovel, navvies and tipping wagons at a cutting near Birstall, Leicester
Steam shovel, navvies and tipping wagons at a cutting near Birstall, Leicester