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Brackley Station under construction

Brackley Station under construction

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L2866. This is a scene captured during the construction of Brackley Station in 1897. Despite being built to the familiar island platform design, this particular Last Main Line station was unique. Here, not only was the platform reached by a footbridge that spanned the down line, instead of the more common layout of a staircase leading down from the centre of the station bridge, but the booking hall was built on an embankment overlooking the line, rather than on the platform itself. Note the piles of hardcore that have been placed at intervals beside the platform edge: presumably these would be used for the permanent way trackbed.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 8/1
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 - Brackley, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 459000 237800)
period - 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council