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Tunnel opening between Marlborough Road and Boundary Road, London

Tunnel opening between Marlborough Road and Boundary Road, London

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L1207. This highly detailed photograph shows the top of the tunnel opening between Marlborough Road and Boundary Road, just outside Marylebone Station. The tunnel would have been built by the 'cut & cover' method as opposed to being bored out. A temporary contractor's railway has been laid aver the top of the tunnel, and a steam crane or steam shovel can be seen at work. The contractor's rails do not look sturdy enough to take the weight of the crane/shovel. It looks as if someone had just 'downed tools' before the photograph was taken. This section of line formed part of Contract No. 7 (Canfield Place to Marylebone) and was built by J. T. Firbank of London Bridge.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1896
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - B 6/9
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
copy of - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Marlborough Road / Boundary Road, London
period - circa 1896
Location.Current Site - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council