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Saunderton Tunnel pilot bore.

Saunderton Tunnel pilot bore.

L1692. 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 pilot bore being excavated in the roughly dug out cutting. Loaded and empty tipping wagons stand on the contractor's rails outside the tunnel bore, while several 'pit-props' lean against 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 2/3
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