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Girder bridge crossing the old Great Western line at West Wycombe

Girder bridge crossing the old Great Western line at West Wycombe

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L1831. Photographed prior to the construction of the Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway, this is a section of the existing Great Western line passing under a girder bridge near West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The church at West Wycombe is just visible on the hill beyond. Although these rails are set to standard gauge width, originally they had been laid as broad gauge track, a type used exclusively by the Great Western which was gradually replaced with the more familiar system we know today.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1901
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - O4/10
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 - West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 483400 195100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1901
RightsLeicestershire County Council