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Wooden bridge crossing the old Great Western Line in Buckinghamshire

Wooden bridge crossing the old Great Western Line in Buckinghamshire

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L1828. An ageing wooden bridge spans a section of the the old Great Western line in Buckinghamshire, circa 1900. Interestingly, the longitudinal sleepers indicate this to be a former section of broad gauge track - a system used exclusively by the Great Western - prior to their being converted to standard gauge width. As part of the construction for the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line, this existing railway was later widened and the permanent way seen here was replaced with two new tracks of main line.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1900
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - O4/7
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 484400 194200)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1900
RightsLeicestershire County Council