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Report - Hawthorn/Euroclydon Tunnel - Forest of Dean - 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Lenston, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    A lucky chance look for this tunnel as we were in the area, lucky enough to find this unlocked the day we walked past and sure this will now be locked back up. Pretty much unreported online so it was nice to get this documented.

    Some history

    This 634-yard S-shaped tunnel was built in1874 but saw no use until 1885, and even then only until 1917, it is thought to only have carried private GWR trains and PW vehicles, on the 'unopened' extension of the line that was never used.

    The facility was used as a bomb store in WW2, it stored depth charges, torpedoes and mines from ROF Swynnerton, after the war it what used as a mushroom farm and more recently i believe it is being used to store equipment connected to the the Lea Bailey railway and Goldmine just around the corner.

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    Thanks for looking​
     
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  2. UrbanCaving

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    Rather nice that is mate :) Cracking shots!
     
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    lovely
     
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    Agreeing with UC here, cracking shots and a very nice tunnel...might have to check this out next time I'm around there
     
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  5. The Kwan

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    Just lovely this Lenny boi, that Loco :thumb
     
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  6. elhomer12

    elhomer12 Maglite size T-rex, It's time for urbex!
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    Very nice, some nice colours for a start, all of the other stuff is a bonus
     
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    Really nice L. Can see you're making good use of my photography tips mate ;) :D
     
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    Gorgeous tunnel :thumb
     
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  9. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Nicely lit mate,and a really interesting looking tunnel.what lumen generator was you using :D
     
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    Nitecore TM26 4000 Lumen :)
     
  11. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Uncle Kwan did mention you both had some new toys
     
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  12. Lenston

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    On a diff level these Wevs, can't speak highly enough of them.
     
  13. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Second mortgage to buy one of those buggers,have you ever played with the lenser x21.2r ? im guessing from the price tag and being a nitecore there as genuine lumens as you can get

    anyway not another boring torch thread but i wouldn't mind a play with that badboys
     
  14. Lenston

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    Its 10 times as bright as my Lensor T7M, as you say genuine lumens with Nitecore. They are miles ahead output wise but pricey, the difference though is crazy. No more torches now Wevs lol.
     
  15. Wevsky

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    Ive not bought a new torch atal this year and they brought out the new p7.2 rechargeable and ive not even got that lol.does look a good torch for mines and the such but id still miss the focus option of the trysty p7's
     
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