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Deep cutting at Dunton Bassett tunnel, Leicestershire

Deep cutting at Dunton Bassett tunnel, Leicestershire

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L2440. An impressive view looking south along the deep cutting that brought the Last Main Line into the short tunnel at Dunton Bassett. Given that the tracks on the right are the main line permanent way, and those on the left are contractor's temporary rails, the latter have been surprisingly well laid and maintained. Note the brick parapet in the foreground: the photograph was taken from the road bridge between Dunton Bassett and Gilmorton.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1897
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 2/25
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455200 290000)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1897
RightsLeicestershire County Council