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Girder bridge and permanent way near West Ruislip

Girder bridge and permanent way near West Ruislip

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L2239. This girder bridge was built to carry the Neasden to Northolt line over the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Railway near West Ruislip, Middlesex. Built by T. Oliver & Son between 1901-1905, the Neasden line served as the connection between the Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway, and the Metropolitan & Great Central route that had carried the Last Main Line into London since its opening in 1899. Construction of the bridge has clearly disrupted the existing line: before carrying any traffic these undulating tracks would be packed and tamped until level, and ballast would be swept over the sleepers.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1904
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - R 5/7
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 - West Ruislip, Middlesex (O.S. Ref: 508800 186500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1904
RightsLeicestershire County Council