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Construction of Catesby Tunnel, Northamptonshire

Construction of Catesby Tunnel, Northamptonshire

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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).
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