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Report - Glenfield Tunnel, Leicestershire 6/5/07

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Goldie87, May 6, 2007.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    Had a few hours to spare today so decided to check this local site out.
    The tunnel was built as part of the Leicester & Swannington Railway which opened in 1832. The section from Leicester to Desford Junction was closed in 1966. Parts for ventilation shafts which are under repair are being stored on the trackbed at present. Unfortunately it was not possible to gain access to the tunnel itself, but pictures were obtained through a hole in the door.

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    The trackbed looking towards the portal

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    The portal.

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    Inside the tunnel

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    Old board just to the right of entrance

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    Left side of tunnel

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    Right side of tunnel

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    Vent Grille

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    Coping stones from ventilation shaft

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    Steps down to trackbed

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    Milepost nearby
     

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