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Girder span of Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire

Girder span of Swithland viaduct, Leicestershire

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L2306. Built by Henry Lovatt & Co. as part of Contract No.2 (Leake to Aylestone), this is the girder span of the southern section of the viaduct which carried the London Extension across Swithland Reservoir. Thanks to the present Great Central Railway, this picturesque section of the Last Main Line remains in use, and steam services continue to provide passengers with an authentic experience of rail travel.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - T 6/1
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 - Swithland, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 456000 313600)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council