Higham Tunnel

Windmill from Higham Tunnel [Detail] by Niemann Smith. 1889. Pencil. 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.] On back of drawing:

Western Entrance to Higham Tunnel on North Kent Railway originally constructed between Gravesend & Stroud[?] for the Gravesend & Rochester Canal which was converted into a railway about 1850 — were it not for an uncovered portion of about 100 yards in middle it would be abt the longest Railway tunnel in England[.] 20/4/89. N Smith."

This drawing has particular interest for anyone interested in the history of techology because it contains both wind and steam power — pre- and post-industrial revolution sourecs of energy.


Victorian Web Overview Visual Arts Painting Victorian Railways Nieman Smith f. 1889

Last modified 5 May 2005