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Colombo-Kandy Railway Line about 1870, 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/48

Scope and Contents

275 x 214 mm. View looking down the line from the station seen in Y303B/45, towards the ‘Lion’s Mouth’, which is in the process of being blasted. A large part of the overhang is falling on to the line beneath, while a great cloud of smoke from the explosion ascends skywards. The dating is problematical: if this work was done during the actual construction of the line, it would date from 1866-67; it is possible, however, that this piece of engineering was undertaken at a slightly later date, after the completion of the line itself.


  • Creation: 1870

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Finding aid date

2014-06-19 10:45:36+00:00

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