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Report - Connaught railway tunnel, Silvertown, London. January 2009

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by LiamCH, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. LiamCH

    LiamCH 28DL Full Member
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    This lovely tunnel was built in 1878 according to a plaque above the entrance. It was built for two lines, but when the service was cut back in around 1984 it was reduced to a single line. The Docklands Light Railway's extension opened nearby in December 2005, and because of this competition, the final train ran through the tunnel in December 2006. The line is intact, although for some very strange reason the third rail is gone (?), and their maybe plans in the future for this section of the former North London line.

    Anyway, on with the pictures. I'm sorry that they are in such a silly order; it's just the way they came off Flickr.

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    Quite a steep gradient here for a train.
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    I found a little red lens for a torch in the tunnel, which I think made this look interesting:
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    The remains of the second line. In some places it was intact, in others pulled apart and in others gone completely.
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    This horrible thick mud had flooded part of the tunnel. A small amount of water was flowing up through it.
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    One of the few shots I managed to light up with my searchblaster. The batteries in it only seem to last for about five minutes!
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    Silvertown station, right near the cutting leading down to the tunnel. No vandalism after two years, surprisingly.
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