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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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L1719
Braunstone Gate bridge, Leicester
Braunstone Gate bridge, Leicester
L1720
Contractor's railway and tipping wagon, Aylestone
Contractor's railway and tipping wagon, Aylestone
L1722
Braunstone Gate bridge under construction, Leicester
Braunstone Gate bridge under construction, Leicester
L1723
Locomotive and temporary bridge, Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester
Locomotive and temporary bridge, Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester
L1724
Navvies in tipping wagons, Leicestershire
Navvies in tipping wagons, Leicestershire
L1726
Mansfield Road tunnel, Nottingham
Mansfield Road tunnel, Nottingham
L1727
Basford Station, Nottinghamshire
Basford Station, Nottinghamshire
L1729
Constructing the station at New Basford, Nottinghamshire
Constructing the station at New Basford, Nottinghamshire
L1730
Work in progress at New Basford Station, Nottinghamshire
Work in progress at New Basford Station, Nottinghamshire
L1731
Underbridge and station platform, Bulwell Common, Nottinghamshire
Underbridge and station platform, Bulwell Common, Nottinghamshire
L1733
Junction of contractor's line near Basford, Nottinghamshire
Junction of contractor's line near Basford, Nottinghamshire
L1734
North portal of Mansfield Road tunnel, Nottingham
North portal of Mansfield Road tunnel, Nottingham
L1776
Catesby tunnel under construction, Northamptonshire
Catesby tunnel under construction, Northamptonshire
L1777
Constructing the tunnel beneath the Great Northern Railway, Nottinghamshire
Constructing the tunnel beneath the Great Northern Railway, Nottinghamshire
L1778
Steam crane pictured at Staverton, Buckinghamshire
Steam crane pictured at Staverton, Buckinghamshire
L1779
Brick arch underbridge near Upper Shuckborough, Warwickshire
Brick arch underbridge near Upper Shuckborough, Warwickshire