The Kilsby Tunnel

The Kilsby Tunnel (Working Shaft)

Lithographic drawing by J. C. Bourne

Engineer: Robert Stephenson


Near Kilsby, Northamptonshire

Image source: "The London and Birmingham Railway," p. 193

The tunnel near Kilsby on the London & Birmingham Railway was "by far the longest tunnel to be built for steam engines" at that time (Labrum 219; commentary continues below).

Image downloads by Jacqueline Banerjee and George Landow, and text by JB.

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