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Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, ROCKET.

Contractors' 0-6-0 saddletank locomotive, ROCKET.

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L1098. A Manning Wardle & Co. built 'M' class 0-6-0 saddletank, ROCKET, No. 871 of 1884. The locomotive is pictured by the brick built platform of the nearly completed New Basford Station. This formed part of Contract No. 1 (Annesley to Leake) which was built by Logan & Hemingway between 1894 and 1899. Two of the locomotive's four crew stand on the footplate with the remaining two on the ground nearby - one of which hold a large oil can. Note the train of wagons on the opposite side of the island-type platform, and the almost new appearance of the locomotive. Of particular interest is the lining on ROCKET that even extends to the spotless wheels.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161..
IdentifierNewton - CL 98
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 - New Basford Station, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 456200 342600)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council