Great Ventilating Shaft – Kilsby Tunnel

Made:
1839
artist:
John Cooke Bourne

Lithograph, view of the London and Birmingham Railway when in course of construction by J. C. Bourne, published 1839. ‘Great Ventilating Shaft – Kilsby Tunnel’. Two railway tracks move from the front of the image into the distance, underneath a large ventilation shaft and beyond into a darker tunnel. A bright light can be seen on the left track in the dark tunnel. To the sides of the track below the ventilation shaft men are gathered perhaps studying a plan to the left and a cart and timber are strewn around the open ground to the right. Some clouds of smoke/ dust are visible by the walls of the ventilation shaft on the left. Two men on a platform attached to pulleys are scaling the wall of the ventilation shaft.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1900-4/11
Materials:
lithograph, paper
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
status:
Permanent collection

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