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MS & L Railway 'Telegraph Department' van

MS & L Railway 'Telegraph Department' van

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L1513. As the permanent way was laid along the London Extension, the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway's Telegraph Department installed the familiar lineside telegraph poles and signal wires along the length of the line. They would travel in their own departmental wagons and vans - one of the latter being shown here coupled to another MSLR wagon. The simple box van is lettered 'M S & L', 'LONDON EXTENSION' and 'TELEGRAPH' on the left, with the number '16213' and 'SHUNT WITH CARE' on the right. The vans frames are marked '7-03' followed by a star, the '16213' again. In the foreground of the picture is some very lightly laid contractor's rails on split log sleepers. The image was taken at Shawell in Leicestershire.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - I 3/6
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 - Shawell, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 453100 278800)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council