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Cutting near the Metropolitan Tower, Wembley

Cutting near the Metropolitan Tower, Wembley

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L3419. This photograph demonstrates construction of the cutting and railway line in Wembley. At this stage retaining walls are in place, although those further in the distance do not appear quite complete. Contractor's lines in place at this stage eventually gave way to quadruple track, which spanned much of the journey from Neasden to Northolt junction. Note the Metropolitan Tower visible amongst trees beyond the cutting. This large steel structure formed the first phase of an ambitious project undertaken by Edward Watkin designed to rival the Eiffel Tower. Construction was blighted by building difficulties, and doomed never to progress beyond the stage shown in this photograph.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Date
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 160 mm
IdentifierNewton - 119/12
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
derived from - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Wembley, Middlesex (O.S. Ref: 519200 185300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - circa 1906
RightsLeicestershire County Council