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Tunnel construction at Wellington Place, London

Tunnel construction at Wellington Place, London

L1317. Construction of the two arch cut and cover tunnel at Wellington Place, London, circa 1897. The photograph is a fine illustration of Railway construction at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Note the double heading contractor's locomotives and the very steep cutting made with steam powered excavator. Both locomotives are products of the Hunslet Engine Co.; the leading locomotive being Henry Appleby while the other is named Hunslet. This section of the Railway (Contract No.7) was built by J.T. Firbank of London Bridge.
qkwTunnel Construction
alt_titleCut and cover two arch tunnel and tipping wagons
themeschanging environments
engineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectConstruction - tunnel construction
Engines - Steam engines
railway employees - railway construction workers
railway locomotives - contractors locomotive
railway tracks - temporary rails
railway wagons - tipping wagons
railways - railway construction & maintenance
railways - cutting
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - 
Photographic prints - black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - D 6/5
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 - Wellington Place, London
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council