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Report - Edlington / Conisbrough Tunnel. South Yorkshire. February 2016.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by ACID- REFLUX, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Not a great deal of History is available for this tunnel/culvert which runs from the Edlington & Warmsworth area to the outskirts of Conisbrough. The line was supposedly build to transport water from the Thrybergh Reservoir, through Denaby & Conibrough to Edlington and maybe through to Doncaster. Obviously this report is just concerning the "Known" Culverted section.

    The first time it appeared on a map was in 1892. The tunnel runs for approximately 1290 yds ? (although it seems much longer as you progress along it) has 4 air-shafts (which are all visible) and consists of different methods of construction. Some sections are your typical Red Brick formed arch sections whereas other have been driven straight through the limestone deposits that frequent the local area which have no man made supports at all. Other sections have obviously been constructed via the "Cut & Cover" standard tunnel technique and the brick support walls have a 3/4" rusting steel cover plate with the spoil back-filled onto it.

    The Cast iron water pipe that runs through the tunnel is approximately 2FT in diameter and made of around 10Ft lengths. Around 2/3rds of the original pipeline remains following some it obviously vanishing along with any steel fittings ;) Access is very restricted too those of a certain disposition :( which makes you wonder how the heavy cast pipes were removed.....bloody strong metal Fairies in Yorkshire :D

    The tunnel varies considerably in both height & width throughout it"s length, going from crawl only sections through to 5x3ft sections to vast areas about 4ft wide and 6ft high . in other words you "will" bang your head & your camera gear repeatedly. I"ve shot UWA so it looks bigger than it actually is, if you suffer from claustrophobia id suggest you keep away.

    Surprisingly it"s in very good structural condition for it"s age (unlike me) apart from the infilled section around the air shafts & the odd subsidence type blowing of some walls. Although it does make you wonder about Farmer Giles driving over your head in his big heavy tractor as you shuffle under the plated sections :)

    Obviously due to the construction methods & materials it creates issues correctly lighting it up, hopefully i"ve done it justice & before the Chavs hit it :banghead

    As always, thanks for having a look & comments are always appreciated .......don"t be shy ;)



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    I could swear I've seen the same air shaft 3 times...;)
     
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    nice red brick work,
    very narrow passage through tunnel.
     
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    Is this the cut down version :rolleyes:

    Looks good, although pic 10 onwards are a bit of a repetition

    Nice pics all the same :thumb
     
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    Great stuff there acid and well lit..
     
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    Er ......twice actually ;)
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah it looks pretty wide on the pics mate
     
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    And now only once ;)
     
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    I couldn't resist :p
     
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    Actually it is mate, I decided to leave the HDR & the I-phone lit pics out of the report for others to do :coat

    Yeah i appreciate it"s for the tunnel fans, but there are differences in the pics if you take a second to look ;) i did think of Photo-shopping some water & :turd & Rags into it so you"d appreciate it more :D
     
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    Thanks mate :thumb
    I"ll be able too sleep now someones mentioned that ;)
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Are you sure ? I"m not ;)
     
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    :bla

    yeah, its a facinating thing called edit
    you stick with your train yards. :thumb
     
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    nice one fella
     
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    I see it now ;)

    I know mate haha
    And happily :thumb
     
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