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Dingle tunnel Liverpool December 2015

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Peter vickers, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Peter vickers

    Peter vickers 28DL Full Member
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    So a few months ago me and 2 others decided on a road trip to Liverpool to dingle tunnel and yes it was very successful
    When we finally got in we discovered there is still power so we had the lights on for this visit deep down underground in what used to be the underground overhead railway station.

    A doomed railway station in a tunnel, a sudden collapse in 2012 and a bunch of rare classics hidden under decades of dirt. Meet Liverpool's hidden underground garage.

    Dingle station was an extension of the Liverpool Overhead Railway. It opened in 1896 and consisted of a short section of elevated line and a half-mile tunnel. There was also a short dead-end tunnel left un-faced because the Railway had plans to build an extension further out into the Liverpool suburbs — which never materialized.

    In 1901, just before Christmas on the 23rd of December at 5:00 pm, an incoming train cough fire in the tunnel owing to an electrical fault in the rear motor 240 feet away from the station. First, it seemed like everybody is going to be fine, but some stayed too close to watch or to try to extinguish the fire, and as the smoke filled up the station, six people suffocated including four members of the staff and two female passengers.


    Dingle station was shut down for more than a year, and during its rebuild, they tried to use more iron and less timber to prevent such disasters in the future. Dingle also survived the Luftwaffe bombings, but in 1956, the whole line was shut down, and in less than two years, the rails were gone too.
    The station was first sold to a rope manufacturer, but soon ended up in the hands of a car repair company. The street level building got demolished, and the station was altered so that cars could be driven in. In 1977, Roscoe Engineering took over and continued the car business until 2012.

    And look what they have left behind: that's for you to find out
     
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    Any pictures ?
     
  3. Ojay

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    Yeah on FB apparently
     
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  4. Peter vickers

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    I have bud but don't know how to upload on hear I'm new to the site lol
     
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    But there is no indication the photos are on Facebook, no link..nothing!

    If you go and take a look at the 28dl - Advice, Questions & Information board, there is a guide on how to post photos from Flicker that may help you out.
     
  6. Peter vickers

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    Ah I don't use flicker if ur on the Fb group iv put pics on there
     
  7. ZerO81

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    Best to post them on here as well really, people like to see things in one place and not have to go from one site to another to track things down.

    The principals outlined in the guide should give you enough information for posting some of the shots on here as well.
     
  8. Peter vickers

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    Aye al have a look into it bud :) like I say just new to the site but il be all good when get to know it all a bit better
     
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    Hey do you have pictures of this place? Or where are they on Facebook? What's it like there? I'm trying to find details to go see the place
     
  10. stranton

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    type Dingle tunnel in the search bar, theres 2 threads I know of circa 2012
    its in Toxteth so bring the Royal Marines with you.
     
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