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Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941

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A rather forlorn looking carriage can be seen here at the entrance to No.2 Tunnel at Fox's Wood near Bristol in 1941. A bomb had hit the tunnel mouth and ricocheted into the carriage, completely destroying it. The initial damage to the tunnel can be seen at the top of the entrance portal, but the coach took the brunt of the explosion. The whole side of the coach has fallen away revealing the vulnerability of such vehicles in these extreme circumstances

Media ID 19929929

Date: 28th February 2014

Unique Reference Number: W7 007

Image Size: 2300 x 3048 Pixels

Filesize is 2.01MB

Associated Categories: Passenger Coaches

Associated Categories: Other Bridges, Viaducts & Tunnels

Associated Categories: Bridges, Viaducts & Tunnels

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: air raid, bomb, bomb damage, bristol, foxes wood tunnel, passenger carriage, world war 2