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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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L2234
Steam shovel and navvies near Regents Canal, London
Steam shovel and navvies near Regents Canal, London
L2242
Navvies loading rubble for drains
Navvies loading rubble for drains
L2243
Girder underbridge near Abbey Lane, Leicester
Girder underbridge near Abbey Lane, Leicester
L2244
Girder underbridge crossing West Bridge, Leicester
Girder underbridge crossing West Bridge, Leicester
L2245
South portal of Weekday Cross tunnel, Nottingham
South portal of Weekday Cross tunnel, Nottingham
L2247
Laying the permanent way near Aylestone
Laying the permanent way near Aylestone
L2248
Plate girder bridge over a stream
Plate girder bridge over a stream
L2249
Construction of Marylebone goods depot
Construction of Marylebone goods depot
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Girder underbridge nearing completion
Girder underbridge nearing completion
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Constructing the Nottingham viaduct at Drury Hill
Constructing the Nottingham viaduct at Drury Hill
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Rock cutting at the site of Victoria Station
Rock cutting at the site of Victoria Station
L2267
Goliath crane at work in Leicester Goods Yard
Goliath crane at work in Leicester Goods Yard
L2268
Mortar mill and navvies working at Leicester
Mortar mill and navvies working at Leicester
L2269
Steam crane and double girder bridge
Steam crane and double girder bridge
L2270
Girder underbridge at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Girder underbridge at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
L2271
Girder overbridge and permanent way near Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Girder overbridge and permanent way near Ruddington, Nottinghamshire