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Bridge 336 - Loughborough, Leicestershire

Bridge 336 - Loughborough, Leicestershire

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L2159. Looking south along a single line of permanent way on the Great Central preserved railway towards bridge 336, a handsome brick arch structure that crossed the London Extension at Loughborough. With three more bridges visible beyond, the photograph provides an excellent demonstration of how the Last Main Line was built for fast running express locomotives. With no gradient steeper than 1 in 176, and no curve of less than one mile radius, the Railway's engineers succeeded in creating a route ideal for high speed travel.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1978-02
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/259
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Loughborough, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 454500 318300)
period - 1978-02
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.