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Brick arch bridge over GWR line at Saunderton

Brick arch bridge over GWR line at Saunderton

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L1693. With the delays caused by the congestion on the Metropolitan Railway section of the London Extension, the Great Central joined forces with the Great Western railway to construct a new line into the capital. The route chosen was the GWR's Birmingham line through High Wycombe. In order to make the route more suitable for a higher frequency service, the Great Central rebuilt it as a double track line, involving a great deal of heavy engineering. Here we can see the line at Saunderton where the up and down lines diverged for a short distance. The bridge carries the old Roman Icknield Way.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1899
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - M 2/4
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 - Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 479800 201200)
period - circa 1903
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council