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Two rakes of tipping wagons near tipping point at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Two rakes of tipping wagons near tipping point at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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L1130. Two sets of Great Western Railway tipping wagons situated next to a tipping point (possibly an old quarry works). This stretch of track, and the tipping point, was built as part of the Northolt Junction to High Wycombe Contract awarded to Pauling & Co. of Westminster. S. W. A. Newton described the area as the 'GC & GW Joint Railway, join of contract, High Wycombe'. The short spur would have been temporary and used to allow the wagons to tip into the heart of the 'quarry'. In the foreground, and alongside the GW & GC track, can be seen the old GWR line, previously a broad gauge line. Alongside the track, at the rear of the wagons, can be seen a small water tower.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - A 4/7
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 485000 195000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council