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Steam shovel and navvies at Brackley Station Yard, Northamptonshire

Steam shovel and navvies at Brackley Station Yard, Northamptonshire

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L1570. 'Steam navvy, Brackley Station Yard', Northamptonshire (S.W.A. Newton's notes). The photograph was taken around 1897, and it illustrates that despite the use of steam powered machinery, large numbers of men and horses were still required for the Railway's construction. The engine's wooden cab, although a fairly tidy example, is a contractor's modification, built to afford the men inside some shelter from the elements. This section of the Line (Contract No.5 Woodford to Brackley) was built by Walter Scott & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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 - J 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 - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459000 237800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council