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Steam excavator and cabins at Rugby

Steam excavator and cabins at Rugby

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L2278. This steam navvy is at work on a section of contractor's temporary railway near Rugby, Warwickshire. Note the sheet of corrugated metal which has been used to provide shelter for the engine's crew. This is an unusual example of the improvised cabs fashioned by the contractors: more typically, the supports holding the metal in place would be clad in wood to form a totally enclosed cabin.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - T 1/3
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: 451300 274500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council