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Deep cutting and tunnel in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Deep cutting and tunnel in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

L3350. With this image we are able to appreciate the sheer scale achieved by earthworks on the Great Central's lines to London. This particular section of track forms part of the route shared by the Great Western and Great Central Railway Companies, and appears to be complete. A single track packed firmly with ballast runs through a deep chalk cutting in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, before disappearing from view under a brick arch tunnel. A steam excavator stands inactive by the entrance to the tunnel, presumably indicating that completion of the section of track was very recent at the time Newton captured the image.
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Contributor
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 160 mm
dimension.W - 212 mm
IdentifierNewton - 113/2
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
derived from - glass plate negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 480000 201300)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
point - circa 1903
RightsLeicestershire County Council