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Tip bank and discarded wagon at Rugby

Tip bank and discarded wagon at Rugby

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L2277. This tip bank and discarded wagon body were photographed at Rugby on 13.3.1897. Particular efforts had been made to ensure that the London Extension was a fast railway with an even gradient, and this ambition required millions of tons of earth to be excavated from cuttings and piled high for embankments. Although the Last Main Line has been closed for many years, its influence on the rural landscape it passed through may never disappear.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - 18970313
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - T 1/2
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire (O.S. Ref: 451800 276700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - 18970313
RightsLeicestershire County Council