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THE CHANNEL TUNNEL.

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THE CHANNEL TUNNEL. A private visit was paid to the Channel Tunnel ex- perimental works last Saturday by Sir Edward Watkin (Chairman of the South-Eastern Railway Company) and a large party of scientific and other gentlemen interested in the operations. The party arrived at the Abbot's Cliff heading in a special train about midday, and at once proceeded to inspect the works. Very satisfactory progress was found to have been made with the boring operations since the last visit, the heading having been advanced to a total length of upwards of half a mile. The tunnel is kept perfectly free from any accumulation of water by the pumps, and a good average rate of advancement in the boring is maintained. There is no alteration in the nature of the strata. The work at the new shaft at Shakespeare's Cliff promises te be even more suc- cessful, a very superior boring machine being used. The progress of the work is considered highly satisfact- tory, and the promoters are very sanguine of its. ultimate success.

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