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Report - Catesby Tunnel-Northamptonshire, Dec 09

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Losttom, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Losttom

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    Catesby tunnel is a bit of a monster at 2997 yards.
    It was opened in 1897 and closed in 1966 and was situated on the old Rugby to Woodford GCR line.
    Visited with Diehardlove on a visit after work that ended up being very late.
    On previous reports the tunnel seemed to be open, it has now been locked at both ends and is a very tight squeeze to get in.

    So off we went for the next few hours.....

    The Southern portal
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    The drains running up the centre of the tunnel were open so we had to watch our footing!

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    Some great formations

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    One of the air vents
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    A wooden cover on one of the drains
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    A mile in

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    There were 3 large refuges along the way and numerous smaller ones

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    Finally the Northern portal, it was a bit wet this end of the tunnel. :rolleyes:

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