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Forming the embankment near Rothley, Leicestershire

Forming the embankment near Rothley, Leicestershire

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L2373. This excellent photograph was taken during the formation of the railway embankment near Rothley, circa 1897. A number of tipping wagons, doubtless filled with earth from a nearby cutting, are brought to the end of the spoil tip where they dump their load to gradually lengthen the embankment. The tracks running down towards the foot of the slope are a line of contractor's temporary railway. Note the locomotive on the far right of the photograph, an engine which almost certainly belonged to Henry Lovatt & Co. of Wolverhampton; the firm responsible for building this section of the Last Main Line (Contract No. 2, Leake to Aylestone).
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - V 6/9
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 - Rothley, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 457000 311800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council