1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Tidenham Train Tunnel, Chepstow, December 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by kkj, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. kkj

    kkj 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    82
    I’ve seen a few pictures previously online of this place and they have always looked pretty decent so I thought I would go and check it out for myself.

    Unfortunately I had a limited light supply which didn’t help the picture quality but either way I thought it was a worth an
    explore and well worth a look if you are in the area!

    Cheers for looking!


    History

    The 1,188-yard Tidenham Tunnel took trains from the steep-sided gorge at its northern end into green and pleasant farmland.

    Curving immediately to the west, its straight central section is reached after around 250 yards. A lone ventilation shaft - the lower part of which is unlined - is encountered after a further ¼ mile, a little beyond the halfway point. Another curve then takes the track to the northern portal.

    Opened on 1st November 1876, the tunnel was driven on a falling gradient to the north of 1:100.

    During its later life, the condition of the tunnel deteriorated and it was the subject of some refurbishment in 1959, the year passenger services ended. British Rail decided to mothball the route towards the end of 1981. Official closure came in 1986, although some reports quote 1988.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #1 kkj, Dec 12, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    728
    Its a good tunnel for sure.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in