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The Protected Channel Railways



To connect England and France by a railway through a submarine tunnel is not a novel idea. From time to time English and French engineers have revived the plan of tunnelling under the Straits of Dover with some modification or other. Among these the latest and most carefully considered proposition is that by Messrs. Hawk-shaw, Brunlees, and Low, in connection with Messrs. Talabot, Chevalier, and Gamond. The scheme of these engineers will be best understood from their report to a committee of promoters, and we will give those passages of the report which are essential for the clear comprehension of the plan:-

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The Protected Channel Railways . Nature 1, 303–305 (1870).

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