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Report - Connaught Rail Tunnel, Silvertown, Sept 2010

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  1. badwabbit

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    Connaught Rail Tunnel, Silvertown, Sept 2010

    As dicky21 said:
    "Okay so i know this has been done plenty of times but I've never been down there and have always wanted to."

    Reported a lot here, so background in brief:
    - Connaught Rail tunnel part of the North London Line from Stratford
    - Served the Royal Docks in East London
    - Terminated at North Greenwich station
    - Built in 1876
    - Line closed in 2006
    - Length is around 600meters, passing under City Airport and Victoria/Albert docks
    - The middle section was redeveloped because ships in the docks above kept scraping their keels on the tunnel.
    - It's currently going to be redeveloped by Crossrail
    - Been used as a filming location quite a bit, eg Rocknrolla

    Visited with One Flew East on our South-East London day out…

    I was expecting this to be in much worse condition than it was - it was surprisingly pleasant. There were places where one side of the track was boggy, and there is quite a bit of running water down there with various drains and run offs, but it's not any particular hardship. It's a bit of a lost world down there, and nice and peaceful.

    The Pics

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    2: Looking down from up high

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    3: Top o' the arches

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    4: Bricks r pretty

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    5: The curves of the tunnel approaches are Connaught's most recognisable feature

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    6: Trains haven't run for nearly five years

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    7: Common haunt for artists

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    8: Colour splash

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    9: Safe harbour

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    10: Into the dark places

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    11: Having a light pee! ;)

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    12: Mind the gap

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    13: Looking up the airshaft

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    14: Things are looking up

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    15: Shutter down, and go!

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    16: Arch nemesis

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    17: Leaving the tunnels

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    18: In training

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    19: Middle rail

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    20: Geometry was never as pretty at school

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    21: And.. lean...

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    22: Texture heaven

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    23: Signage

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    24: Bye!

    Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badwabbit/sets/72157624817690355/

    Cheers ;)
     
    #1 badwabbit, Sep 13, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010

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