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Carrington Station site, Nottingham

Carrington Station site, Nottingham

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L1401. Trains departing Nottingham Victoria Station for the north would travel through two long tunnels to get out of the city. The first of these was Mansfield Road Tunnel, after which the trains would enter a short cutting before diving into Sherwood Rise Tunnel. Here we see that short cutting, which would eventually be home to Carrington Station. The tunnel bore ahead of the camera is the southern portal of Sherwood Rise Tunnel, which still has its centring in place and is some way off completion. The lightly laid contractor's rails running into the tunnel make it look more like a mine shaft than a main line railway tunnel. Note the mud encrusted wagon on the left of the picture. Both tunnels were part of Contract No. 1 (Annesley to East Leake) built by Logan & Hemingway between 1894 and 1899.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - F 4/8
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 - Carrington, Nottingham (O.S. Ref: 456800 341600)
period - circa 1897
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council