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Contractor's depot and temporary rails near Willoughby

Contractor's depot and temporary rails near Willoughby

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L1897. Taken near Willoughby, this photograph shows a contractor's yard of T. Oliver & Son, the firm responsible for building the Rugby to Woodford section of the Railway. Capping stones, bricks and drainage pipes all lie beside a line of wagons, ready for deployment on the Last Main Line. Note the weeds growing up between the sleepers: normally the contractor's temporary railway was intensively used and then quickly lifted and re-laid elsewhere.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - Q 1/11
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 - Willoughby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 452300 267000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council