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Steam navvy at work in Birstall

Steam navvy at work in Birstall

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L2792. An excellent picture of a Ruston steam navvy at work in Birstall Park cutting, Leicester. The size and scale of these formidable machines can be appreciated when comparing it with the five navvies that are working around it. The engine's cab, made from wood and corrugated metal, is a modification fashioned by the contractors to provide the crew with some protection from the elements. Note the well dressed gentleman crossing the temporary railway.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 119mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/76
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: 458700 308500)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council