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End tipping at Blackbird Road, Leicester

End tipping at Blackbird Road, Leicester

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L2797. An interesting snapshot of end tipping, captured during the formation of the London Extension embankment at Blackbird Road, Leicester. A contractor's saddle tank locomotive has brought up two wagons laden with the spoil excavated from a nearby cutting, and the earth is then tipped over the end of the slope. The picture is a clear reminder of the millions of tons of material that had to be 'moved' during the railway's construction.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 117mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/81
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 - Blackbird Road, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458100 306200)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council