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The interior of Box Tunnel, showing the bare oolite walls before they were lined with brickwork in 1895. Image courtesy of Brunel 200
A publicity shot of "King George V" when brand new outside the shorter Middle Hill Tunnel, 1/2-mile west of Box Tunnel with Box station between. Note the fasces decorating the portal, which had not yet become a symbol of Fascism
Box Tunnel. Notice the policeman next to his sentry box indicating "line clear." Note the disc-and-crossbar signal, and the fantail signal. Note also Milepost 101, just 44 feet from west portal.
Postcard of the east portal, showing the entrance to the Bath Stone Company's maze-like network of underground quarries on the right hand side. Based on a photograph by Henry Smith, 1904
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