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Report - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Kernow Expeditionary Force, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Kernow Expeditionary Force

    Kernow Expeditionary Force 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with Scotty, Scrub and James PP - I had found this lead a while ago and last week we reccy'd this site & returned yesterday to do the photoshoot...

    Armed with search blasters, LED wands and loads of torches we set off into the darkness....

    This tunnel was opened on wednesday 17th May 1876 as part of the London and South-Western Railway. The station was on the site of the Plymouth CFE, and the original railings can still be seen.

    During the Great war the king and queen arrived here to meet the plymouth mayor and military brass....

    it was closed to passengers in 1964 and finally to goods in 1971...

    the tunnels are largely litter free due to the darkness and unknown location.... they pass under devonport park and are around a mile long....a sewer pipe for new houses runs through the tunnel for much of its length, and many "refuges" (for rail workers) provide interesting features...


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    start of the tunnel network

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    first pics

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    great pic lit by scotty

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    rail workers refuge

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    long straight section of the tunnel

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    kernow expeditionary force seeking refuge...

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    sewer section...

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    bondage since 1594....

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    prob best urbex group shot ive taken :)


    all in all a wicked photohoot, the guys will be adding their pix to this - enjoyed being group leader again:thumb

    wicked nite :thumb:thumb:thumb
     
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  2. Scrub2000

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    Re: REPORT - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

    Excellent report Kernow. Was a good evening wasn't it!

    Well found too I have to say! Thankfully we had enough light to transform the tunnel to a lighthouse!!! :cool:

    Here are a couple pics from me too:-

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    Some nice photo moments in there
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    Few more here:-
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  3. Scotty

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    Re: REPORT - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

    not a bad place to spend a couple of hours.

    here is my pics. dont hate them to much, i'm still learning how to use this bloody camera.

    How long did we spend at the start? lol
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    The Power of the search blasters.
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    Is this before or after you fell in kerno?
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    Can you see the old track?
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    Not sure what this stuff is called but we nicked named it the alien section.
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  4. James PP

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    Re: REPORT - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

    Yes I have finished Photoshopping!

    Great night! Thanks again for the pint Kernow:D

    James PP at the tunnel
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    Kernow and Scrub light painting:cool:
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    Alien Wall
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    Thanks for another great night lads!;)
     
  5. Scotty

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    Re: REPORT - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

    that is.

    thats less than 24 hours turn around lol

    more list painting.

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  6. James PP

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    Last painting picture

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  7. Kernow Expeditionary Force

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    Re: REPORT - London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth -7/3/08

    few updated pics of the other tunnel section....enjoy

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    ghostly railway children pic..

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