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Report - Waterloo - Victoria Tunnel, Liverpool- Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Underground anarchists, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Underground anarchists

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    So had a brief visit to this place last month with a few friends i'd made on a previous explore, and let me tell you we looked less than conspicuous the four of us waltzing through what is virtually Liverpool city center in broad day light, all decked out in our exploring attire, all sporting a ruck sack each scaling walls to gain access, was a good but of fun down there though.

    A "brief" bit of history on the old place,
    The Victoria Tunnel in Liverpool, England is a 2,707 yards long rail tunnel.

    Opened in 1849, its eastern portal is adjacent to Edge Hill station. The western end opens into a short cutting, between Byrom Street and Fontenoy Street, the short Waterloo Tunnel exits the cutting terminating at Waterloo Dock. The Victoria and Waterloo tunnel are effectively one long tunnel with a ventilation cutting.The whole length is generally known as the Waterloo Tunnel.

    The tunnel closed on 19 November 1972. A single set of rails still enters the tunnel for a short distance at Edge Hill, used by freight locomotives during shunting manoeuvres.[citation needed]

    The Victoria Tunnel was considered as an addition to Merseyrail in 1975, to link the city center to the east of Liverpool. However, the tunnel was rejected in favour of the Wapping Tunnel.



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    Quite a walk ahead of us... great brickwork never the less with some fantastic couloring

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    The odd hole in ground waiting to catch us out in the darkness!!

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    Bit of a strange thing to stumble across

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    Byrom street ventilation cutting, workers hut, and possible cable winding engine room

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    Wall of slime....!!!

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    Shafts created to remove spoilage during construction

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    Unsure of what use for this cutting was, its like a small room, sorry tad out of focus.

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    A short length of old track, and some vapor genorously lent from someones e-cig !!

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    A numeric figure appears through the darkness

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    These are from five interlinked but identical rooms each room equipped with toilets, to the left of edge hill station, i have read somewhere they where used by waiting passengers in case of an air raid, please correct me if im wrong...

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    Last shot of that colorful red rock.


    Thank you all for looking
     

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  2. Xan_Asmodi

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    This looks really good. I know how hard it is to light up this tunnel and you've done well. I really want to revisit here now.
     
  3. Underground anarchists

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    Thanks mate, I didn't get as many shots as I'd have liked, some were a bit hit and miss. like you mentioned lighting in there is very tricky with the light from the portals making some shots even harder, I to am planing a future revisit sometime soon.
     
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    It's a shame that I don't live in the area any more and my time is all accounted for on Tuesday when I'm about, I'd come and join you. I've just had a look through my reports and I think my pictures from this tunnel must have been that bad I neglected to post them! :D
     
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