Montage of rail images. Follow this link to skip navigation.
Link to the railway archive

Railway Archive: The Last Main Line

Link to home page
Link to canals section
Link to railways section
Link to aviation section
Link to learning zone
Link to about this site
Link to send feedback
Navigation ends

Track laying gang at work near Blaby, Leicestershire

Track laying gang at work near Blaby, Leicestershire

Go back to the records from the Whetstone map.Buy this photo this link opens a new window
L1621. Track laying gang ballasting the permanent way north of Whetstone viaduct, Blaby, Leicestershire, circa 1897. Ballast was a stabilising medium used to help keep the rails level and firm. This section of the Railway (Contract No.3, Aylestone to Rugby) was built by Topham, Jones & Railton between 1894-1899.
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 - K 1/10
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 - Blaby, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455900 298600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council