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  1. Doug Judy

    Report - Butterhouse Tunnel - June 2021

    Butterhouse Tunnel - 329yards. Constructed by the London and North Western Railway Company (LNWR) the 329 yard Butterhouse Tunnel was part of the “Micklehurst Loop” running between Standedge and Stalybridge, Opened in 1886 to aid congestion on the mainline running between the same locations...
  2. Doug Judy

    Report - Butternab Tunnel - July 2021.

    Butternab Tunnel - 256 Yards. The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway’s Meltham Branch was constructed during 1864 it wasn’t completed until August 1868 this was mainly due to landslides, the first train to pass through the 256 yard Butternab Tunnel was mixed goods this was during mid August of ‘68...
  3. Doug Judy

    Report - Oakamoor Tunnel - July 2021.

    Oakamoor Tunnel - 497yards Opened in July 1849 the first traffic passed through on the 13th of that month, Oakamoor Tunnel was part of the North Staffordshire Railways Leek to Uttoxeter branch line which ran via Alton or better known as Alton Towers! Constructed mostly of blue brick with stone...
  4. Doug Judy

    Report - Sherwood Rise Tunnel - July 2021.

    Sherwood Rise Tunnel - 665yards Opened in 1898 Sherwood Rise Tunnel was part of the Great Central Railway from London Marylebone to Sheffield routed via Leicestershire, initially the first traffic to use the route was coal and general freight with passenger traffic starting in 1899...
  5. Barneylad06

    Report - Disused Railway Line - West Meon - May 2021

    History: Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, this railway stretched for 10 miles and started from West Meon to Wickham. The line opened in 1903 and closed in 1955. Trip: I firstly came across this disused railway line when I was on a 2 day walk in the South Downs (Started from Winchester and...
  6. Doug Judy

    Report - Keele Tunnel, Staffordshire. July 2020.

    Evening all, Another Railway tunnel from me.... Keele Tunnel The 321 yard long Keele Tunnel in Staffordshire was located on the North Staffordshire Railway’s Stoke to Market Drayton Line, Built in 1859 from red brick following a completely straight course with some masonry coping on each...
  7. Doug Judy

    Report - Cadeby Tunnel, South Yorkshire. July 2020.

    Cadeby Tunnel - South Yorkshire. July 2020 The 163yard long Cadeby Tunnel was situated on the Conisbrough to Wrangbrook Jn also served Cadeby Main Colliery and Brodsworth Main Colliery, the line’s construction was heavily backed by the Denaby & Cadeby Colliery Company which had agreed to move...
  8. Doug Judy

    Report - Oxendon Tunnels, Northamptonshire. July 2020.

    Oxendon Tunnels Afternoon everyone.. The first Oxendon Tunnel (453yds) was constructed in 1859 officially opened on the 16th February, the single line had to fight its way through the hills of Great Oxendon & Kelmarsh to the south, to the south of Oxendon tunnel a huge cutting was need and...
  9. Doug Judy

    Report - Barnsdale Tunnel - West Yorkshire. July 2020.

    Barnsdale Tunnel - West Yorkshire, July 2020. Situated on the Hull & Barnsley railway, the 1226 yard Barnsdale Tunnel was opened on the 20th July 1885, westbound traffic would emerge from the tunnel and head towards Wrangbrook Jn which was the diverging point for the Wath & Denaby branch lines...
  10. Doug Judy

    Report - Boughton Brake Tunnel - July 2020.

    Well I’m back after a short break away from exploring mainly due to Lockdown, was persuaded by a good friend / explorer of mine to visit Boughton Brake Tunnel on the Bevercotes Branch near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. History - British Rail opened a four-mile single-track branch to the new...
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