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Report - Torpantau Tunnel - Brecon - September - 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Lenston, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Lenston

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    Torpantau - also known as Beacons or Beacon Summit Tunnel - claimed the record for the highest tunnel on the UK's standard gauge network - 1,313 feet above sea level. Reached by a three-mile climb from the south at 1:47 and 1:55, trains passed through it curving sharply to the right on a radius of around 20 chains before emerging onto the notorious Seven Mile Bank, a falling gradient of 1:37 towards Brecon.

    Torpantau Tunnel (Sometimes known as Devils Tunnel) is 666 yards in length and features a masonry arch springing either off shelves cut high into the rock face or lengths of brick or stone sidewall which were added incrementally over time as the need arose. Refuges are incorporated throughout.

    Closed on 4th May 1964, the line was only carrying freight. Passengers services across the B&MJR system had ended by January 1963.

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    Thanks for looking​
     
    #1 Lenston, Sep 12, 2015
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  2. Urbexbandoned

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    This is nice Lee, like that 4th shot :thumb
     
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    This I like! That first entrance shot makes it look like it drops away seriously quickly from the portal! Lovely stuff.
     
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    Nice looking tunnel and pics :thumb
     
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  5. The Wombat

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    Lovely stuff
    Beautifully photographed, as always
    Once again jealous of the abundance of derelict tunnels on your doorstep!
     
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    Another beauty fella. Cool set :thumb
     
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    Looks Glorious this Lee Boi, really nice :)
     
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  8. WildBoyz

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    Your set of shots are absolutely stunning.
     
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  9. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    Charming little tunnel that, would love to get some photo pointers from you at some point!
     
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    Yep, very nice indeed as always Mr Lenston.....stunning pics :thumb
     
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  11. RetroGamerVX

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    You seem strangely familiar ;)
     
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