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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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L1553
0-6-0 Contractor's locomotive and tipping wagons, Birstall, Leicester
0-6-0 Contractor's locomotive and tipping wagons, Birstall, Leicester
L1560
Supervisor's cabins at a navvy camp near Charwelton, Northamptonshire
Supervisor's cabins at a navvy camp near Charwelton, Northamptonshire
L1565
Bulwell viaduct, Nottinghamshire
Bulwell viaduct, Nottinghamshire
L1566
Construction of the girder bridge at Meadow Place, Nottingham
Construction of the girder bridge at Meadow Place, Nottingham
L1567
Construction of a three arch overbridge, Birstall, Leicester
Construction of a three arch overbridge, Birstall, Leicester
L1568
Station and contractor's offices, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Station and contractor's offices, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
L1570
Steam shovel and navvies at Brackley Station Yard, Northamptonshire
Steam shovel and navvies at Brackley Station Yard, Northamptonshire
L1571
Navvies breakfast, Victoria Station site, Nottingham
Navvies breakfast, Victoria Station site, Nottingham
L1572
Navvies drilling holes in sleepers, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Navvies drilling holes in sleepers, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1573
Bridge construction near Blaby, Leicestershire
Bridge construction near Blaby, Leicestershire
L1574
Aylestone viaduct, Leicester
Aylestone viaduct, Leicester
L1575
Navvy Mission hut at Catesby, Northamptonshire
Navvy Mission hut at Catesby, Northamptonshire
L1576
Steam pile driver at the north end of Stanford viaduct, Nottinghamshire
Steam pile driver at the north end of Stanford viaduct, Nottinghamshire
L1577
Four children posing with their dog at Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire
Four children posing with their dog at Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire
L1578
Quainton Road navvy camp, Buckinghamshire
Quainton Road navvy camp, Buckinghamshire
L1579
Temporary bridge and signal, Shawell, Leicestershire
Temporary bridge and signal, Shawell, Leicestershire