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Cutting showing position of Dunton Bassett tunnel

Cutting showing position of Dunton Bassett tunnel

L1332. A reverse view of the scene shown in 'Newton - E 1/6', but taken much earlier in the construction. The view shows the recently excavated cutting, and future site of Dunton Bassett tunnel. The northern portal of the tunnel would eventually be built in the rock shown in the middle distance. The wooden frame providing access to the shaft (shown in Newton - E 1/7) can be seen below the tree in the centre of the picture. The cutting sides have still to be levelled and dressed, and at this stage, only a contractor's line lay on the formation. Note the water tower on the skyline. This section of the railway was built by Topham, Jones & Railton between 1894 and 1899.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - E 1/9
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 - Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455200 290100)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council