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Cutting north of Saunderton Tunnel

Cutting north of Saunderton Tunnel

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L1697. This view taken from above the northern portal of Saunderton Tunnel shows the great depth that the approach cutting had to be dug to. The cutting walls are still in a roughly hewn state and await smoothing and dressing. A contractors temporary railway has been laid and a single tipping wagon sits by the set of points. In the middle distance can be seen a temporary wooden bridge over the uncompleted railway. This section of the route was built by Mackay & Davies of Cardiff between 1901 and 1905.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypePhotographic prints - Black & White
Photographs - 
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 160mm
IdentifierNewton - M 2/8
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 - Saunderton, Buckinghamshire (O.S. Ref: 479900 201400)
period - circa 1903
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council