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Laying foundations for Soar Lane Viaduct

Laying foundations for Soar Lane Viaduct

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L3485. Laying the foundation trenches for the viaduct across Soar Lane. The railway in this area and the nearby Leicester Central Station was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton as part of Contract No. 2. Established and densely populated cities such as Leicester and Nottingham provided Railway designers and engineers with considerable obstacles. Houses like those seen in the background of the photograph had to be purchased and demolished to make way for the new Line. However a number of these structures were reused as navvies houses.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Date
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 160 mm
IdentifierNewton - TBC Z2/36
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 - Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304800)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council