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Primrose Hill Tunnel near London, on the London and Birmingham Railway, opened in 1838. Engineer Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) Built through difficult London clay, the 3/4 mile tunnel cost £240,000. The portal cost £7,000. Picture shows elementary signally by bells, policeman with flag, and early rotating disc on a standard. From 'The British Gazeteer' (London, 1852). Engraving.

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Primrose Hill Tunnel near London, on the London and Birmingham Railway, opened in 1838. Engineer Robert Stephenson (1803-1859)  Built through difficult London clay, the 3/4 mile tunnel cost £240,000.  The portal cost £7,000. Picture shows elementary signally by bells, policeman with flag, and early rotating disc on a standard. From 'The British Gazeteer' (London, 1852).  Engraving.