The entrance to a train tunnel in West Essex, England. It was built n 1841 after the tunnel itself was constructed, and today there are still only theories as to the reasons for this extravagant construction. Some believe it was to ease passengers back then, still relatively new to train travel, that they weren’t descending into hell. The most widely accepted belief is that it was simply to appease the original landowner into allowing the tunnel to be built in the first place.
Photos by Russell Arnott