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Building the station at Rothley, Leicestershire

Building the station at Rothley, Leicestershire

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L2375. This is the site of Rothley Station, photographed looking south around 1897 in the early stages of its construction. Built to the familiar 'island' design drawn up by Alexander Ross, passengers would reach the station by a staircase leading down from the centre of this brick arch overbridge, thus allowing the main line permanent way to pass either side of the platform. Just visible through the right arch is a steam navvy working to excavate the cutting.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - V 6/12
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