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 - Barnsdale Tunnel 1200yd Long!!

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Ragamuffin, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Ragamuffin

    Ragamuffin Guest
    Guest

    Visited on Saturday with Biofox and mi Dad.

    Thanks to RikJ for the location :thumb

    Lil bit of history on this one for ya....

    "The Hull and Barnsley Railway 1885-1967

    A group of Hull business men who were tired of the stranglehold which the North Eastern Railway and the Hull Dock Company had on the port decided to build their own railway and dock. The Hull, Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company was formed (1905 shortened to Hull and Barnsley Railway).

    There were great plans for the railway to reach most of the West Riding, Manchester and Liverpool. However, due to continued financial struggles they only reached Stairfoot 4 miles short of Barnsley. The line started at the deep water Alexandra Dock which was built and owned by the company.

    The line crossed difficult terrain, doubling the 2 million estimate. Making the line the most expensive substantial length of railway to be built in Britain. At Barnsdale a 1,226 yard tunnel under the A1 had to be cut followed by a sheer sided cutting through solid limestone to Wrangbrook. After 5 years the 53 mile main line from the Dock to Cudworth was opened for goods traffic on the 25th of July 1885."


    Equipment Used:

    Canon 300d
    Camera Phone
    Tripod
    Plenty of torches

    Set off around 1pm hoping that the rain would hold back enough for not to get caked in mud again. Found the tunnel surprisingly easy, you can clearly see it from Google earth. Just acquired a canon 300d on loan so thought i'd give some long exposure shots a go. I think they turned out ok, if anyone's got any comments or tips i'd appreciate the feedback.


    Just getting a feel for the camera

    IMG_0002.jpg

    Bloody fly tippers!

    IMG_0007.jpg

    Burnt out 4x4 - seemed rude not to get some arty shots

    IMG_0013.jpg

    Quite a few fire extinguishers round 'ere

    IMG_0014.jpg

    Bit more macro shooting

    IMG_0015.jpg

    Ooh those chavs know how to smell good :wanker

    IMG_0016.jpg

    South Western Portal

    IMG_0020.jpg

    More chav damage

    IMG_0023.jpg

    1st attempt at long exposure

    IMG_0029.jpg

    250 yds done only 1000 more to go!!!

    IMG_0039.jpg

    Massive vent shaft. Couldn't get a decent shot looking straight up tho :(

    IMG_0045.jpg

    Looked to be a spring from a train

    IMG_0062.jpg

    Used torch to illuminate mortar

    IMG_0079.jpg

    Bridge reference?

    IMG_0081.jpg

    Yet another fire extinguisher, too bad it was empty

    IMG_0091.jpg

    Biofox looking very cool in silhouette

    IMG_0085.jpg

    Me!

    IMG_0086.jpg

    Classic pose

    IMG_0089.jpg

    And last but not least....... the regulation light writing!!!

    urbanjam.gif

    Not really a lot to see inside the tunnel, but it's worth the visit just to see the sheer size of it.

    Thanks for looking!!!!!!
     

    Attached Files:

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. rikj

    rikj 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Re: Barnsdale Tunnel 1200yd Long!! Pic Heavy!

    Glad you made it Ragamuffin. It's quite unusual in that both portals are completely open. Why do tunnels get fenced off? What do people think is going to happen in them? The only thing that looks to have happened at this completely open tunnel is that a couple of cars have been pushed into the cutting and torched.

    I'm not going to hijack Ragamuffin's thread with my pics, well, except for this one :D 'cos it's a favourite.

    575804227_55f6ff927d.jpg

    Done with a 2 million candlepower torch pointing up a vent shaft, 15 second exposure.
     

    Attached Files:

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