TQ7271 : The gap in Higham Tunnel

taken 46 years ago, near to Higham, Kent, Great Britain

The gap in Higham Tunnel
The gap in Higham Tunnel
The original canal tunnel was continuous,but its great length put constraints on the traffic. Accordingly, a passing place was made at a point where there was a slight declivity above, by opening out a quarry from the surface. The canal tunnel was later converted to a rather awkward dual canal and single track railway partly running on the towpath, and then to double track railway only. The old passing place remains as a densely wooded quarry. The tail end of a London-bound train is seen, in 1975.
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TQ7271, 14 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
1975   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 December, 2009
Category
Railway tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 726 713 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8984N 0:28.8747E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 727 713
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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