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Construction of Leicester Central Station and turntable

Construction of Leicester Central Station and turntable

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L1536. Construction of Leicester Central Station, circa 1897. In the foreground, the turntable is nearing completion. This revolving platform would later be fitted with a stretch of track, and would enable locomotives to both turn around, and move from one line to another. This part of the London Extension (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone) was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - I 5/15
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 - Great Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 304600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council