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Report - Butterhouse railway tunnel, Saddleworth. 28.04. 2015

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by The masked Avenger, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. The masked Avenger

    The masked Avenger 28DL Member
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    Hi all,

    New member, long time lurker...

    Some pictures taken today of the long abandoned Butterhouse tunnel on the old Micklehurst goods loop line between Stalybridge and Diggle, Saddleworth.

    I realise others have been posted, these are mine......

    The spur off the main trans Pennine line....

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    Tunnel approach (Eastern end)

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    Stalactites hanging from ceiling

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    View looking back out (Eastwards towards Yorkshire)

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    Looking Eastwards from the earthbank at the Western end.

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    Pile of earth stacked up at the Western end, to prevent anyone entering.......

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    Graffiti

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    More Graffiti

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    Creepy......

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    The Eastern portal from above.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger Safety is paramount!
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    It' s a good little mooch, an ideal place to experiment with long exposure pics and light painting.
     
  3. Punk

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    Love a tunnel :thumb you may benefit from getting a more powerful torch though
     
  4. troubleuk

    troubleuk here comes trouble ....
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    nice pics maybe you want to check out its twin sister tunnels :thumb
     
  5. Miss Mayhem

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    Good effort :thumb
     
  6. The masked Avenger

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    Lol! If you mean the four Standedge tunnels I have been through all of them, including walking through all three rail tunnels, even going so far as driving a Ford Capri through one of the old single track ones to Marsden and back way back in 1979.....(track removed of course).

    The funny thing was there was a policeman (in uniform) wandering around at the Marsden end, and he never batted an eyelid as I merged from the Eastern portal, in fact he even waved to me. Those were the days...

    Sadly the entrance is now all blocked off...:(
     
  7. pigdog

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    cant beat a tunnel
     
  8. Baron Silas Greenback

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    Got a cracking rechargeable one,from B&Q, or as I call it "B ugger off & Q ueue up" about half a million candle power it is.
    Worked well in several railway tunnels,...If only I had it when I walked through Woodhead New Tunnel in 1993.
     
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