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1886
Severn Tunnel Opens

Seven tunnel opened with the first coal train on 9 June 1886, followed by the first goods train on 1 September 1886 and passenger trains from 1 December 1886.

For additional information and historical photos, visit Mike's Railway History.

  
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severn tunnel info

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


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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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