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Filename: op04912.jpg

Size: 3318 x 5278 (9.6MB)

Date: 11th August 2016

Source: Historic England

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Railway works OP04912

Plymouth area. Renewal work being carried out on the girders and rail bearers of part of the South Devon and Tavistock Railway, using a mobile crane. This view possibly shows the stretch of line east of Plymouth near Crabtree or Marsh Mills. Reproduced from a print. First photographed in the 1920s

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Media ID 12409316

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Engineering Railway


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> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos of the 1920s

> Industry > Engineering and Construction > Cranes

> Industry > Engineering and Construction

> Transport > Railways


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from Historic England takes us back in time to the 1920s, capturing a moment of railway renewal work on the South Devon and Tavistock Railway. The image showcases a fascinating scene where skilled engineers are diligently carrying out maintenance on the girders and rail bearers using a mobile crane. The location is believed to be somewhere near Crabtree or Marsh Mills, just east of Plymouth. As we gaze at this snapshot frozen in time, we can't help but marvel at the dedication and precision required for such intricate engineering tasks during that era. The black and white composition adds an air of nostalgia, emphasizing the historical significance of this photograph. It serves as a testament to the ingenuity and progress made in railway construction during those early years. Reproduced from an original print, this image offers us a glimpse into an important chapter of our transportation history. It reminds us of how far we have come since then while also acknowledging the foundations laid by these dedicated workers. As we admire this remarkable piece captured almost a century ago, let's take a moment to appreciate their efforts and reflect on how they paved the way for modern-day railways that connect communities across vast distances today.

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