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

Manning Wardle & Co. 'L' class 0-6-0 saddletank, H. LOVATT No. 9, No. 1215 of 1892. This image was one of S. W. A. Newton's 'foreign' photographs, taken on the Midland Railway approaches to London Road Station, Leicester. At the time, the locomotive was employed on the contract to widen Knighton Tunnel, undertaken by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton (circa 1897). In typical Newton style, the locomotive's four crew are posed on and around their steed. Note the split log sleepers on the roughly laid contractors line. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1050
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1897
Publisher: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Black and White
Format: 118mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of S. W. A. Newton Collection, copy of glass plate negative)
Identifier: Newton - CL 50
OS Reference: 459100 303500