RAILWAY - GREAT CENTRAL An album of photographs depicting the construction of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway ("Great Central Railway"), especially the London Extension built in the 1890s, together with images of the engine stock, [1890s]
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RAILWAY - GREAT CENTRAL An album of photographs depicting the construction of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway ("Great Central Railway"), especially the London Extension built in the 1890s, together with images of the engine stock, [1890s]
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,400 - 3,100

Lot Details
RAILWAY - GREAT CENTRAL An album of photographs depicting the construction of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway ("Great Central Railway"), especially the London Extension built in the 1890s, together with images of the engine stock, [1890s]
RAILWAY - GREAT CENTRAL
An album of photographs depicting the construction of the Extension to the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway ("Great Central Railway"), together with images of the engine stock, 64 albumen and gelatin silver prints, of which 40 mounted one per leaf (recto only, images 290 x 370mm., or slightly smaller), others 2 per page, one loose, a few other related ephemeral items and later non-related cuttings (mostly crudely removed) in some margins, on blank versos etc., late nineteenth-century red half morocco, g.e., folio (455 x 380mm.), [1890s]

Footnotes

  • An important contemporary photographic record of the construction of the Great Central Railway Extension in the 1890s, including striking images of the work in process by: Henri L. Morel, of Nottingham (20, depicting the construction of the Extension, all with printed captions on the mount, 2 with some surface loss, dated May-December 1895); J. Mudd & Son, of Manchester (6, 2 depicting the construction, 4 of houses alongside, one with railway in foreground, all with photographer's stamp on the mounts, one dated in pencil "Sept. 1894"); Frost, of Loughborough (3, of the Extension, including the Swithland viaduct, all with printed captions on the mount); A.W. Cox (3, of the Extension, including the bridge and viaduct near Whetstone). There are 14 images of the engine stock, including 6 fine "portraits" by J. Mudd & Son, and several of the engines in steam on the track.
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