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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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L3072
Bridge 397 - Whetstone
Bridge 397 - Whetstone
L3073
Bridge 386 - Aylestone
Bridge 386 - Aylestone
L3074
Bridge 385 - Aylestone
Bridge 385 - Aylestone
L3075
Construction of bridge 448, Rugby
Construction of bridge 448, Rugby
L3076
Navvy and his family by their hut at Rugby
Navvy and his family by their hut at Rugby
L3077
Girder bridge at Rainsbrook, Warwickshire
Girder bridge at Rainsbrook, Warwickshire
L3078
Temporary footbridge
Temporary footbridge
L3079
Plate girder bridge, Buckinghamshire
Plate girder bridge, Buckinghamshire
L3082
Plate girder bridge, Buckinghamshire
Plate girder bridge, Buckinghamshire
L3084
Bridge construction near Doddeshall
Bridge construction near Doddeshall
L3086
Brick arch bridge and permanent way, Buckinghamshire
Brick arch bridge and permanent way, Buckinghamshire
L3089
Navvies at work on the site of Calvert Station
Navvies at work on the site of Calvert Station
L3090
Calvert Station under construction
Calvert Station under construction
L3091
Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby
Tunnel shaft and headgear at Catesby
L3092
Contractor's office at Catesby
Contractor's office at Catesby
L3093
Shaft head at Catesby tunnel
Shaft head at Catesby tunnel