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Belgrave & Birstall Station, Leicester

Belgrave & Birstall Station, Leicester

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L2474. Photographed nearing completion around 1898, this is Belgrave & Birstall Station, Leicester. It was built to a standard design that could be found replicated at most of the Line's smaller stations. A covered staircase led down from the brick arch road bridge and brought passengers on to the single 'island' platform. The building in the foreground is the ticket office. Although this station has since been demolished, the site now marks the southern terminus of the Great Central Railway preserved line. Note that the permanent way has not yet been evenly packed with ballast.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1898
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/20
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 - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458800 308400)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1898
RightsLeicestershire County Council