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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton

Kilsby Tunnel: lnwrkt3561

A view of the surface area showing a shaft with a water pump to keep the workings clear

The surface area above Kilsby Tunnel. In the right foreground is a shaft down which there is a water pump, to keep the workings clear. A set of rocking rods connects the beam engine in the distance to the pump. There is a second beam engine house in the distance, both having adjacent chimneys associated with their boilers. Also in the view are three horse gins, where the horse walks round in a circle all day and turns the winding mechanism for raising and lowering wagon loads of spoil.

Drawing and caption courtesy of Greg Martin of www.railalbum.co.uk