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Contractor's line on the site of Whetstone Station

Contractor's line on the site of Whetstone Station

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L2942. A view from a line of contractor's railway towards the lattice work iron parapets of the bridge at the site of Whetstone Station, Leicestershire. The picture provides a good opportunity to witness the poor quality of the temporary tracks which were used by the builders to ferry men and materials to and from the construction areas. More often than not, these rails were hastily laid on muddy and uneven trackbeds, before being intensively used and then quickly lifted for use else where.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.W - 162mm
dimension.H - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 22/3
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 - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455500 297500)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council