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The cutting at Park Street Camden. The men are carrying building materials down the ladders, which looks somewhat dangerous to modern eyes. The date is 17th September 1836. 
 
 
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This is the mouth of Primrose Hill Tunnel. One of the two tunnel mouths can be seen today from the train as the line curves to the left on its way north. It was a most elegant structure. On the right by the tunnel mouth is the policeman's hut and the policeman in his great coat and top hat.
 
 
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Another view of the Primrose Hill tunnel mouth.
   
         
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This scene of Harrow is unfortunately indistinct.
 
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
The Watford Viaduct still exists today and dominates the area, which is now somewhat less rural.
  
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
This image shows the entrance to Watford Tunnel on 6th June 1837. Unfortunately from today's fast trains it is rarely possible to more than momentarily glimpse the decorated tunnel mouth.
 
 
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 Watford Tunnel after the opening of the line.
 

         
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An Age of Steam. Vol. 5
Highland Main Line Driver's Eye View
LMS Archive Collection
         


 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
Nash Mill Bridge over the Grand Junction Canal near Kings Langley, between Watford and Berkhamstead.
 
 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
An 1837 view of Nash Mill Bridge at Kings Langley.

 
Rail Album for railway and other photographs
A construction train at Berkhamsted 10th June 1837. Note the locomotive's tall chimney and the timber scaffolding being used during construction of the bridge.
 

 
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A view of Berkhamstead station.
 
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