Higham Tunnel

Windmill [Detail of Higham Tunnel] by Niemann Smith. 1889. Pencil. Complete drawing: 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches. Private collection.

This drawing has particular interest for anyone interested in the history of techology because it contains both wind and steam power — pre- and post-industrial revolution sourecs of energy.

On back of drawing: "Western Entrance to Higham Tunnel on North Kent Railway originally constructed between Gravesend & Stroud[?] for the Gravesend & Rochester Canal which was converted into a railway about 1850 — were it not for an uncovered portion of about 100 yards in middle it would be abt the longest Railway tunnel in England[.] 20/4/89. N Smith."


Visual Arts Painting Victorian Railways Nieman Smith f. 1889

Last modified 7 May 2003