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Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 9.

Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, H. LOVATT No. 9.

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L1036. Manning Wardle & Co. 'L' class 0-6-0 saddletank, H. LOVATT No. 9 (No. 1228 of 1895), seen when working on Contract No. 2 (Leake to Aylestone) sometime between 1894 and 1899. The locomotive's name identifies it as one of the fleet belonging to Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton, who built this section of line. Coupled to the locomotive is a wagon marked M R, in front of which stand a group of five navvies posing for the camera. One of the navvies is holding a shunters pole, used for coupling and uncoupling wagons. Note the roughly laid tracks and wooden gantry to the left.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - CL 36
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.Creation Site - Between East Leake and Aylestone
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council