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Woodhead Station, Cheshire

Woodhead Station, Cheshire

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L2376. Photographed by Newton in May 1903, this rather atmospheric and picturesque location is the site of the Great Central Railway's station at Woodhead, Cheshire. A proud railwayman stands impassively on the platform, as the west portals of the Woodhead tunnel disappear into the Pennine rock beyond. In 1912, a three year project was begun to increase the width of one of the tunnel's vertical shafts, a £12,000 scheme intended to improve the tunnel's inadequate ventilation.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - May 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 162mm
IdentifierNewton - W 2/3
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 - Woodhead, Cheshire (O.S. Ref: 411300 399800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - May 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council