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End of the embankment at Blackbird Road, Leicester

End of the embankment at Blackbird Road, Leicester

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L2472. This fascinating picture was taken near Blackbird Road in Leicester, around 1897. Approximately 13 million cubic metres of spoil were excavated during the Last Main Line's construction, and much of it was then heaped across the landscape to form prodigious earthworks such as this. A short distance to the south of here, the embankment gave way to the long blue brick viaduct that carried the Railway for most of its journey across the city.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/18
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 - Blackbird Road, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458000 305800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council