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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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L2434
Navvies having lunch beside Brackley viaduct
Navvies having lunch beside Brackley viaduct
L2435
0-6-0 contractor's locomotive 'C.H. STANTON' hauling wagons of navvies at Brackley
0-6-0 contractor's locomotive 'C.H. STANTON' hauling wagons of navvies at Brackley
L2436
Brick abutment of Leicester viaduct
Brick abutment of Leicester viaduct
L2437
Girder bridge spanning the Midland Railway at Nottingham
Girder bridge spanning the Midland Railway at Nottingham
L2440
Deep cutting at Dunton Bassett tunnel, Leicestershire
Deep cutting at Dunton Bassett tunnel, Leicestershire
L2445
Navvies laying the temporary way
Navvies laying the temporary way
L2446
Navvy settlement near Swithland, Leicestershire
Navvy settlement near Swithland, Leicestershire
L2447
Girder bridge and contractor's locomotive at Swithland
Girder bridge and contractor's locomotive at Swithland
L2448
Swithland station bridge
Swithland station bridge
L2450
Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire
Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire
L2451
Constructing the station bridge at Swithland
Constructing the station bridge at Swithland
L2452
Stairway at Swithland station bridge
Stairway at Swithland station bridge
L2453
Bricklayers at work in Leicester
Bricklayers at work in Leicester
L2454
Bridge construction over the canal at West Bridge, Leicester
Bridge construction over the canal at West Bridge, Leicester
L2458
Temporary bridge and cutting south of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Temporary bridge and cutting south of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
L2461
Girder bridge near Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Girder bridge near Hucknall, Nottinghamshire