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Goliath crane at work in Leicester Goods Yard

Goliath crane at work in Leicester Goods Yard

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L2267. This photograph, taken around 1897, shows the construction of an electric goliath crane over the permanent way of Leicester Goods Yard. When completed, this powerful machine would be capable of lifting 25 ton loads from vans and wagons. Visible beyond the crane and shrouded in scaffolding is the electrical and hydraulic powerhouse, one of the few Great Central buildings still to survive demolition. Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton was the contractor responsible for building this section of the Railway (Contract No.2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - S 5/1
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 - Leicester, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 458000 303600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council