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Report - Langton Branch Line/Half Miley Tunnels - Liverpool - July - 2012 -

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by georgie, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    these tunnels under marsh lane and strand road/bootle new strand station, used to be a railway line, running from langton dock to fazakerley north junction,it closed in the late 1960s.

    had this one on the cards for some time now and decided to give it a whirl while in the area

    cant find much history or info only what ive posted above taken from a comment on yoliverpool

    much lols trying to this and to get to the access point with kevsy21 leading the way stomping through the dense undergrowth down a steep embankment thinking he was bear grylls.

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    after our scramble down we was stood at the mouth of 2 portals stacked up with thick orange sticky mud....or whatever it was ,bearly visible through the various trees and shrubbery that grow here we made our way in.........................

    im pretty sure this has never been done before ....however i could be wrong but ,nevertheless im proud to bring something new to the table.


    explored with kevsy21

    this is what the hawthorne road end looks like these days.
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    we decided to head throught the left tunnel first simply because it was the easiest to negotiate however the think orangey mud still proved a challenge to get across into the right tunnel.
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    access point across into the other tunnel.
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    the right side looks like this.
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    we was wondering up ahead what the light was...maybe an airshaft?? originally when we got to this point we thought we had stumbled on some sort of old station maybe...after further investigation it turns out its a suspended underground walkway for the gasworks that were above us currently disused.
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    further on up past the gasworks walkway the water seemed to get deeper and our safe walkway at the side of each tunnel was now begining to disappear and our wellies would have to turn into waders to probably carry on , but after further investigation afterwards were led to believe its been filled up to street level.

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    ill be back...................possibly in waders
     

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  2. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    Re: Langdon Branch Line/Half Miley Tunnels - Liverpool - July - 2012 -


    nice one i was wondering how far we had to go until we got to that....it seems not that far ill be returning to this though just to see what it actually looks like from below

    this is again taken from yoliverpool,and originally taken from the bootle history website

    the tunnel in the last picture, can be seen in the left middle of this pic (arrowed green) marsh lane runs across the pic, above the canal, the other tunnel entrance can be seen to the right at the junction with hawthorne road (arrowed blue), also can be seen the line over the canal and hawthorne road into the gasworks, (arrowed red)

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    Re: Langdon Branch Line/Half Miley Tunnels - Liverpool - July - 2012 -

    Re: "Has anyone done the Canada Dock tunnel btw? I remember seeing them filling in the dock end portals at Derby Rd / Forge St junction a few years ago but IDK if that tunnel has been filled in." ('reply with quote' not working...)

    The red line on this 1967/70 O.S. map is the west portal. Worth a butchers to see if anything's left?

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    Re: Langdon Branch Line/Half Miley Tunnels - Liverpool - July - 2012 -

    Sadly filled in by a waste company

    About 100 tonnes of earth in front of it now

    Years ago i did the long walk from queens drive ingress to the end of the Canada exit

    Loads of tyres and 4 foot deep water when the egress was open

    Will pop you up a picture as i am passing the area very soon
     
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  6. georgie

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    was sent an old picture of the portals of these tunnels

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