Railway Maintenance Gang, St Pancras Junction: c.1900
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

Railway Maintenance Gang, St Pancras Junction: c.1900

John Galt

© Ian Galt/ Museum of London

Full image caption

This photograph of a gang of railway labourers working on the track at St Pancras was taken by John Galt, a missionary with the London City Mission and an amateur photographer. Plate-laying gangs and navvies started at 6.00am and finished 12 hours later. Compulsory Sunday work meant that anyone not working that day would forfeit a day's wages. Track maintenance was hard and often dangerous work and offered few prospects. Labourers were expected to work in all weathers and were poorly paid. The London City Mission approached railway workers, among many others, to spread their Christian message and to seek potential converts.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1900 AD - 1907 AD
 

Image Number

004514
 

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