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Construction of Catesby Tunnel, Northamptonshire

Construction of Catesby Tunnel, Northamptonshire

L1655. Looking north out of the mouth of Catesby tunnel, Northamptonshire. At 2997 yards (2740 metres), the tunnel was the London Extension's longest, and it stood as a testament to the challenge so brilliantly taken on by the engineers who wanted a fast, even Railway, and who were prepared to build tunnels, bridges and viaducts of any size to make this ambition a reality. T. Oliver & Son was the contractor who built this section of the Line (Contract No.4, Rugby to Woodford).
qkwTunnel Construction
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themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectRailway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway tunnels - tunnel construction
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - black and white
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - L 1/4
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.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Location.Creation Site - Catesby, Northamptonshire (O.S. Ref: 452400 259500)
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council