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Steam shovel and navvies rock cutting

Steam shovel and navvies rock cutting

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L1376. Navvies and a steam navvy rock cutting at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire., circa 1897. The photograph shows the simple tools and crude excavation equipment that was available at the time. It is then remarkable that the London Extension forged its way from Nottingham to London in under six years. This section of the Line (Contract No.1 Annesley to Leake) was built by Logan & Hemingway.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - 
Photographic prints - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 1/2
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
Coverageperiod - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 453000 348800)
RightsLeicestershire County Council