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Building the last Main Line Railway

Rugby to Barby: gcrcs105

View of the steam navvy at work on a section of track south of Rugby

A view of the steam navvy at work just south of Rugby where the cutting was only to be a few feet deep. The shape of the earth piled in front and the general landscape would seem to indicate that the Steam Navvy is trimming back spoil tipped on a slight embankment. The contractor's temporary railway appears to be in the process of being extended forward as indicated by the sleepers lying on top of the ground and the rails alongside. The hutting in the distance looks as if it is part of the contractor's accommodation camps.