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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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L2374
Preparing the site of Rothley Station
Preparing the site of Rothley Station
L2375
Building the station at Rothley, Leicestershire
Building the station at Rothley, Leicestershire
L2379
Alpha Road contractor's depot, London
Alpha Road contractor's depot, London
L2380
Two steam cranes at work near Regent's Canal, London
Two steam cranes at work near Regent's Canal, London
L2392
Steam shovel and navvies working at Westcotes, Leicester
Steam shovel and navvies working at Westcotes, Leicester
L2395
Navvy mission hall at Duns Lane, Leicester
Navvy mission hall at Duns Lane, Leicester
L2396
Bridge construction in progress at St. Augustine Street, Leicester
Bridge construction in progress at St. Augustine Street, Leicester
L2397
Navvies platelaying in Leicestershire
Navvies platelaying in Leicestershire
L2398
Constructing the bridge over Thurcaston Road, Leicester
Constructing the bridge over Thurcaston Road, Leicester
L2418
Contractor's yard near Ashby Magna, Leicestershire
Contractor's yard near Ashby Magna, Leicestershire
L2419
Navvies and contractor's engine at Nottingham
Navvies and contractor's engine at Nottingham
L2422
Steam navvy at work in Nottingham
Steam navvy at work in Nottingham
L2424
Navvies by a hut in Leicester
Navvies by a hut in Leicester
L2428
Steel girder arriving at West Bridge, Leicester
Steel girder arriving at West Bridge, Leicester
L2432
Interior of a navvy hut near Calvert, Buckinghamshire
Interior of a navvy hut near Calvert, Buckinghamshire
L2433
Navvies and a missionary on Braunstone Gate bridge, Leicester
Navvies and a missionary on Braunstone Gate bridge, Leicester