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Navvies and contractor's line at a site near the Great Central's London coal depot

Navvies and contractor's line at a site near the Great Central's London coal depot

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L2355. A line of roughly laid contractor's railway runs between two retaining walls in a shallow cutting close to the Great Central's London coal depot. Given the crudity of these tracks, and the intensive use they were subjected to, it is perhaps surprising that more accidents and derailments did not occur during the Line's construction. To the left of the picture, two laden mineral wagons sit on temporary rails that have been better laid and maintained.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - V 4/7
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 - Marylebone, London (O.S. Ref: 527000 182200)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council