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Water troughs and a railwayman near Charwelton, Northamptonshire

Water troughs and a railwayman near Charwelton, Northamptonshire

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L1665. A train approaches as a railwayman stands beside the water troughs near Charwelton, Northamptonshire, circa 1900. These troughs enabled a steam locomotive travelling at speed to replenish its water supply. As the engine passed over these containers, a 'scoop' would be lowered by the crew, and water would be fed into the tank. Built between 1894-1899, this section of the Last Main Line (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford) was constructed by T. Oliver & Son.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1900
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - L 2/3
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1900
Location.Creation Site - Charwelton, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 454000 255500)
RightsLeicestershire County Council