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History of the Severn Tunnnel

"In 1872 the Severn Tunnel Railway Act, after many vicissitudes, received the Royal Assent. The Great Western Railway undertook the construction of the tunnel. Mr. Charles Richardson, the originator of the adopted scheme, was made engineer-in-charge…"

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history info

Take a look at the history of Sudbrook through the ages...


severn tunnel info

Severn Tunnel was completed in 1886 is the longest rail tunnel in Britain...


pumping station info

Built to pump water from the Severn Tunnel after a 'great spring' was discovered, it's been in action since 1886...


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