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Spoil tipping in Whetstone

Spoil tipping in Whetstone

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L3042. A fascinating photograph, taken around 1897 just south of the Whetstone to Littlethorpe road. Looking in a somewhat precarious position, an 0-4-0 contractor's locomotive - no doubt operating on hastily laid temporary rails - has manoeuvred a wagon laden with spoil to the edge of a tip slope. Seen at this stage, it is quite hard to imagine this prodigious earthwork bearing a Great Central express engine bound for London.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 162mm
dimension.W - 216mm
IdentifierNewton - 36/1
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 - Whetstone, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455200 296800)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council