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Preparing the site of Rothley Station

Preparing the site of Rothley Station

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L2374. Photographed looking south around 1897, this is the site of the Great Central's station at Rothley, Leicestershire. The enormous quantity of rock may well have been excavated from a nearby cutting, and would probably later have been broken down to use as hard core for the trackbed of the permanent way. Note the water tower beside the building at the centre of the picture, and the plume of white steam rising from a contractor's locomotive.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - V 6/11
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: 456800 312100)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council