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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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L1580
Tipping wagons at the north end of Canfield Place tunnel, London
Tipping wagons at the north end of Canfield Place tunnel, London
L1581
Quainton Road Station, Buckinghamshire
Quainton Road Station, Buckinghamshire
L1583
Constructing the bridge over the Mixbury to Westbury Road, Oxfordshire
Constructing the bridge over the Mixbury to Westbury Road, Oxfordshire
L1584
Contractor's rails and large ballast near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Contractor's rails and large ballast near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1585
Navvies laying drains and ballast near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Navvies laying drains and ballast near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1586
Brick arch bridge and contractor's railway, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Brick arch bridge and contractor's railway, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1587
Brick arch bridge and contractor's railway near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Brick arch bridge and contractor's railway near Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1588
Barley Fields navvy camp, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Barley Fields navvy camp, Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1589
Girder bridge taking a road over the Line at Finmere, Buckinghamshire
Girder bridge taking a road over the Line at Finmere, Buckinghamshire
L1590
Constructing the bridge over the River Soar, Leicester
Constructing the bridge over the River Soar, Leicester
L1591
0-4-0 Contractor's locomotive 'H. LOVATT No.11' and tipping wagon, Leicester
0-4-0 Contractor's locomotive 'H. LOVATT No.11' and tipping wagon, Leicester
L1593
Girder bridge carrying the Midland Railway over the London Extension, Leicester
Girder bridge carrying the Midland Railway over the London Extension, Leicester
L1597
Constructing the Great Central's goods depot, Leicester
Constructing the Great Central's goods depot, Leicester
L1599
Three arch brick overbridge near Cosby, Leicestershire
Three arch brick overbridge near Cosby, Leicestershire
L1600
Abutments for the bridge over the canal, West Bridge, Leicester
Abutments for the bridge over the canal, West Bridge, Leicester
L1601
Girder bridge over the canal near West Bridge, Leicester
Girder bridge over the canal near West Bridge, Leicester