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Report - Glenfield Tunnel, Leicestershire 6/5/07

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Goldie87, May 6, 2007.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    May 3, 2007
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    Had a few hours to spare today so decided to check this local site out.
    The tunnel was built as part of the Leicester & Swannington Railway which opened in 1832. The section from Leicester to Desford Junction was closed in 1966. Parts for ventilation shafts which are under repair are being stored on the trackbed at present. Unfortunately it was not possible to gain access to the tunnel itself, but pictures were obtained through a hole in the door.

    The trackbed looking towards the portal

    The portal.

    Inside the tunnel

    Old board just to the right of entrance

    Left side of tunnel

    Right side of tunnel

    Vent Grille

    Coping stones from ventilation shaft

    Steps down to trackbed

    Milepost nearby

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