Worcester Tunnel Junction by William Roy Putt

web Worcester Tunnel Junction (c) Museums WorcestershireIn the 1860s Worcester Tunnel Junction sat at the north of a triangle of Shrub Hill Junction in the east and Rainbow Hill Junction in the west that together connected the three lines that served the city. In 1973 Shrub Hill Junction and Rainbow Hill junction were removed and Worcester Tunnel Junction became the main junction connecting Worcester to rest of the country.

This painting by William Roy Putt shows the view of Worcester Tunnel Junction from Tunnel Hill and highlights the complex geometry of train lines and signals that make this system work. With plans underway for a new Worcester Parkway Station that will change the face of Worcester’s railway lines, this painting becomes an interesting document of the city’s urban landscape.

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