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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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L1885
Constructing the Upperton Road viaduct, Leicester
Constructing the Upperton Road viaduct, Leicester
L1886
Sherwood Rise tunnel and the cutting for Carrington Station
Sherwood Rise tunnel and the cutting for Carrington Station
L1887
Construction of a girder underbridge near Braunston and Willoughby Station
Construction of a girder underbridge near Braunston and Willoughby Station
L1888
Two arch underbridge
Two arch underbridge
L1889
Steam excavator and navvies in a rock cutting
Steam excavator and navvies in a rock cutting
L1890
Contractor's site office at Ruddington
Contractor's site office at Ruddington
L1891
Wooden centrings for a three arch overbridge
Wooden centrings for a three arch overbridge
L1892
Temporary wooden footbridge near Bulwell
Temporary wooden footbridge near Bulwell
L1893
Building the girder bridge over the Oxford Canal at Rugby
Building the girder bridge over the Oxford Canal at Rugby
L1894
Barby spoil bank and bridge wing walls
Barby spoil bank and bridge wing walls
L1895
Girder bridge crossing the Grand Union Canal at Wolfhampcote
Girder bridge crossing the Grand Union Canal at Wolfhampcote
L1896
Girder occupation bridge near Willoughby, Warwickshire
Girder occupation bridge near Willoughby, Warwickshire
L1897
Contractor's depot and temporary rails near Willoughby
Contractor's depot and temporary rails near Willoughby
L1898
Brackley viaduct under construction
Brackley viaduct under construction
L1899
Brick arch bridge over a stream near Rugby
Brick arch bridge over a stream near Rugby
L2205
Building the girder bridge over Northgates
Building the girder bridge over Northgates