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Sapperton Railway Tunnel western portal

Featured Article

The Approaches to Sapperton Railway Tunnels by Tony Youles

The Sapperton railway tunnel opened in 1845 but its construction was beset by significant changes in design. This account examines the various alignments proposed for the approach up to the western portal of the tunnel and the one finally chosen.

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The western portal of the Sapperton Railway Tunnel in 2007