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Viaduct construction at Rugby

Viaduct construction at Rugby

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L1242. Most men who worked on the Railway's construction were skilled with far more than simply pick and shovel. These riveters at work on Rugby viaduct would still have been thought of as navvies, but the professional excavator of old had evolved into a versatile employee capable of a wide range of tasks. Note the two steam cranes working further along the bridge.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - C 3/19
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 - Rugby, Warwickshire
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council