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Temporary bridge and mud cutting near Birstall, Leicester

Temporary bridge and mud cutting near Birstall, Leicester

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L2759. A line of temporary contractor's railway winds along a narrow and muddy cutting near Birstall. Visible beyond is a temporary road bridge. Taken at a stage of construction that is seldom seen, photographs such as this are a fine illustration of just how much the landscape was transformed by Britain's railways. Note the well dressed young man nearest to the camera: could it be a friend of Newton who is accompanying him on one his repeated excursions, or is it just another interested observer?
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1896
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 159mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/43
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458400 309400)
period - circa 1896
RightsLeicestershire County Council