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Construction of Leicester Central Station

Construction of Leicester Central Station

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L1679. Great Central Station 'portico with workmen', Leicester on 28th January 1899 (S. W. A. Newton's notes). The stations on the London Extension were among the final parts of the Line to be constructed, and less than two months after this photograph was taken, the Line's first express passenger train left Marylebone. These navvies would have worked for Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton, the contractor responsible for building this section of the Railway (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 1899-01-28
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - L 6/1
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
point - 1899-01-28
Location.Creation Site - Great Central Station, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304700)
RightsLeicestershire County Council