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South portal of Kirkby tunnel

South portal of Kirkby tunnel

L2775. Photographed looking along a rock cutting in April 1897, this is the southern portal of Kirkby tunnel, a point close to where the London Extension began its journey south to the capital. The picture suggests that this section of the line is almost ready for traffic, even though it would be a further two years before the first passenger service left Marylebone.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - S. W. A Newton
Datecreation - 1897-04-03
TypePhotographs - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 115mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - Z 2/59
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 451300 354400)
point - 1897-04-03
RightsLeicestershire County Council