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Navvies laying the Permanent Way in Buckinghamshire

Navvies laying the Permanent Way in Buckinghamshire

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L3297. This view, possibly taken near Ashendon on the Great Western & Great Central Joint line, shows a gang of navvies laying the permanent way on this section. The navvy nearest the camera appears to be holding a pry bar, which was used to push rails into position. The gang visible in the distance are wielding keying hammers, which were used to hammer in the wooden keys that held the rails securely in the cast iron chairs.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 160mm
dimension.W - 212mm
IdentifierNewton - 106/12
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1903
Location.Creation Site - Ashendon, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 469200 213800)
RightsLeicestershire County Council