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Steam excavator at work near Rugby

Steam excavator at work near Rugby

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L1690. The scale of the engineering on the London Extension can clearly be seen in this photograph showing a steam excavator at work, being dwarfed by the bridge overhead carrying Ashlawn Road in Rugby. The excavator is fitted with a ramshackle cab while the wagon behind it probably carried coal or water. The size of the machine can be appreciated when compared to the wheel barrow sitting just behind it and the boy standing just in front of the wagon. Note the temporary gas light to the right of the picture. This section of the railway was constructed by T. Oliver & Son between 1894 and 1897.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - M 2/1
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.Creation Site - Ashlawn Road bridge, Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451500 273200)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council