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Making the embankment at Wolverton, 29 June 1837.

Bourne, John Cooke

Making the embankment at Wolverton, 29 June 1837.
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


The embankment at Wolverton was 1.5 miles long and 48 foot in height. It was the largest embankment on the London & Birmingham Railway. This wash drawing by John Cooke Bourne shows a land slip which occurred during building the embankment. It was necesary to construct a temporary wooden bridge acros the gap until the embankment became sufficiently firm to bear more earth upon it. From a collection of views on The Construction of The London & Birmingham Railway.

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