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Cutting north of Saunderton Tunnel

Cutting north of Saunderton Tunnel

L1697. This view taken from above the northern portal of Saunderton Tunnel shows the great depth that the approach cutting had to be dug to. The cutting walls are still in a roughly hewn state and await smoothing and dressing. A contractors temporary railway has been laid and a single tipping wagon sits by the set of points. In the middle distance can be seen a temporary wooden bridge over the uncompleted railway. This section of the route was built by Mackay & Davies of Cardiff between 1901 and 1905.
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 2/8
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: 479900 201400)
period - circa 1903
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council