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Sherwood Rise tunnel and the cutting for Carrington Station

Sherwood Rise tunnel and the cutting for Carrington Station

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L1886. Photographed from the facade of Mansfield Road tunnel, this is a view of the short cutting that would later be the home of Carrington Station. When completed, the station had a platform on both sides of the cutting, making it one of only three Last Main Line stations not to be built to an 'island' design - where the permanent way ran either side of the station buildings and platform. Here, three lines of contractor's temporary railway ferry tipping wagons towards the entrance of Sherwood Rise tunnel. Note the steep walls of the cutting, created by the use of steam powered excavators.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - P 6/2
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 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 456800 341600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council