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Report - Standedge Tunnel, Feb 2011.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by NickUk, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. NickUk

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    Myself, Gone and Morse hopped into the car and off we went. Our journey was hilarious, to say the least. This place is quality, the only thing that let it down is my shitty camera battery running out. Bastard.
    All I can say is lying in the dirt, a couple of feet from a passenger train smashing it through the tunnel at 70+mph, is great fun, but hold on, it doesn't half try to pull you in!

    Some history on the tunnels -

    "The Standedge Tunnels (Standedge is normally pronounced Stannige) are four parallel tunnels that run beneath the Pennines at the traditional Standedge crossing point between Marsden and Diggle, on the edges of the conurbations of West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester respectively, in northern England.
    There are three railway tunnels and a canal tunnel (on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal). The canal tunnel is the longest and oldest of the tunnels, and holds the record as the longest and highest canal tunnel in Britain. All four tunnels are linked by cross-tunnels or adits at strategic locations within the tunnels. The adits allowed the railway tunnels to be built much more quickly by allowing 'waste spoil'(sic) to be removed by boat and reducing the need for shafts for construction.
    Of the railway tunnels, only the tunnel built in 1894 is currently used for rail traffic. Closed in 1943, the canal tunnel was re-opened in May 2001. The Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, at the Marsden end of the tunnel, serves as a base for boat trips into the canal tunnel and hosts an exhibition which depicts the various crossings."
    Big up to Morse and Gone!


    Shot by Morse:
    Gone, Me, Morse.

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    Thanks for looking,

    Nick.
     

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