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Report - Ramsgate Tunnel Main Section July 2011

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Wevsky, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Wevsky

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    I did a revisit recently with my first real underground try out with the d90.
    I would have thought i would have put a report up on this very local tunnel as Ive visited it many many times but it seems not..The entrance all us explorers used was finally sealed months back but as ever ways in have been found.
    So myself Space invader obscurity and frosty decided to have one more look down here before feasibility studies are carried out after a national lottery funding of£56,000 gets underway..there's a huge amount of history out there on the main section i could spout many of the facts myself as its been in my life since 1984 but ill opt for a link and let the pictures of the areas we covered do the rest

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_Railway

    On with some photographs in no particular order as we split up so as not to get in each other's way!!

    Looking down towards the south portal from where the side entrance into the ww2 spur is

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    Looking back the other way towards the northern portal

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    Looking at the blockage at boundry road park area heading towards the cannon road section ,approx 25 yard stretch of downfall caused by a burst water main over head in the 1950's...good luck digging that out boys

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    Concrete lined section just before the blockage leading towards the semi blocked stairs going up to boundry road park!

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    Passage leading to the stairs going up

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    Chalk passage leading along from main tunnel

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    One of the concrete lined areas

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    Stairs leading up to arklow square

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    chalked lined section leading back towards main tunnel

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    Sealed entrance to marine esplanade which leads into what we all know as the dome and the stairs going up to the Victoria parade entrance next to the Granville theatre

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    Water tank i do believe

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    original tunnel signage

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    Actual entrance into the ww2 spur

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    Puch maxi breaking for spares anyone!

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    Entrance to stairs leading to dumpton park drive entrance(couldn't face the many steps up)

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    Spur leading to the scenic railway going up to the old hereson road station

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    Actual re backfill and sealed up proper entrance.

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    Now considering this is in the middle of the track I'm not sure of its purpose as it must have been a later addition after main line closed..there's a big round metal vent looking pipe running from the top away to the right??!

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    One last shot looking towards the blocked north portal entrance

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    ..sorry if i went on a little i really thought id posted this before but to be honest glad i didn't as the pictures are coming along a bit now :)
     
    #1 Wevsky, Jul 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011

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