A site visit to Wivelscombe tunnel on the 19th April 2022 produced two photographs for the CRS.
GWR High Speed Service, Down direction working emerges from Wivelscombe tunnel.
West cutting and portal of Wivelscombe tunnel.
From observations made on site and a quick look back through our records the tunnel appears to have been completed in 1907 as part of the deviation of the line inwards. I’m aware there are several excellent articles already on the CRS website but the plaque above the tunnel portal definitely declares 1907.
Excellent weather always makes the day that much more pleasant.
More images of other locations visited this week in Devon and Cornwall to follow.
Mark Dennis Howells BEng (Hons) MPWI MIAM
Senior Asset Engineer (Drainage & Lineside)
Bodmin and Wenford Rly.
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