Pamphlet concerning the construction of the Great Weston Railway

Pamphlet concerning the construction of the Great Weston Railway
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Includes an account of the difficulties facing the construction of the Box Tunnel. The contractors were Mr. Lewis of Bath and Mr. Brewer of Rudloe. The exact length of the Box Tunnel was 3197 yards and in its building 4796 tonnes of coal, 99250 pounds of gunpowder and 54960 were consumed and took four years to complete with 1300 men employed daily. Printed by Wood Brothers Old Bond Street Bath (One of Four)

Image Details

Image Reference
 
44107
Collection Reference
 
Hunt Vol.5 Page 152a
Original Width (mm)
 
224
Original Height (mm)
 
184
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

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