Printout from The Last Main Line:

Saunderton Tunnel fa'ade nearing completion.

Saunderton Tunnel fa'ade nearing completion.

L1691. The construction of the Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway required the boring of a new tunnel at Saunderton in Buckinghamshire. He we see the almost completed tunnel portal looking rather conspicuous in the roughly excavated cutting. Scaffolding still surrounds the portal brickwork and mud covered contractor's rails disappear into the tunnel mouth. The tunnel was built by Mackay & Davies of Cardiff between 1901 and 1905, as part of the alternative route into London.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - M 2/2
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 - Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 480000 201300)
period - circa 1903
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council