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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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L1781
Staverton viaduct under construction, Northamptonshire
Staverton viaduct under construction, Northamptonshire
L1782
Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway, Staverton, Northamptonshire
Brick arch overbridge and contractor's railway, Staverton, Northamptonshire
L1783
Navvy mission room at Staverton, Northamptonshire
Navvy mission room at Staverton, Northamptonshire
L1784
Navvy mission reading room at Staverton, Northamptonshire
Navvy mission reading room at Staverton, Northamptonshire
L1785
Navvy camp near Flecknoe, Warwickshire
Navvy camp near Flecknoe, Warwickshire
L1810
Blacksmiths shop at Mowmacre Hill, Leicester
Blacksmiths shop at Mowmacre Hill, Leicester
L1811
Contractor's railway in a cutting
Contractor's railway in a cutting
L1812
Constructing the Northgates bridge, Leicester
Constructing the Northgates bridge, Leicester
L1813
Construction of Leicester Central Station
Construction of Leicester Central Station
L1816
Derailed tipping wagon and navvies
Derailed tipping wagon and navvies
L1817
Building construction at Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester
Building construction at Bedehouse Meadows, Leicester
L1818
Navvies working at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
Navvies working at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
L1819
Navvies standing beside an abutment, Nottingham
Navvies standing beside an abutment, Nottingham
L1832
Steam navvy at work in a cutting near East Leake
Steam navvy at work in a cutting near East Leake
L1833
Temporary bridge spanning a cutting near East Leake
Temporary bridge spanning a cutting near East Leake
L1834
Brick arch bridge over a stream near East Leake
Brick arch bridge over a stream near East Leake