Watford railway tunnels

Watford Old Tunnel, 1837 by Robert Stephenson, 1 mile 55 yards (fast lines);

Watford New Tunnel, 1874, 1 mile 230 yards (slow lines), at both ends there are deep cuttings. The southern tunnel mouth of earlier, west tunnel is listed grade II.

Leggatts Way

Christ Church

Ventilation shaft On the A41  there is a square cross-section brick ventilation shaft supporting original-style smoke vent for the New Tunnel, made necessary by the substantial cutting for the road. Nearby is a ventilation shaft for the Old Tunnel.


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