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  1. Tunnel Gricer

    Report - Moseley Green Railway Tunnel / Forest of Dean - 2024

    Moseley Green Tunnel (503 Yards) Severn & Wye Rly. Opened 1872 - Closed 1951 The Severn & Wye Railway was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1809 and opened the following year as a horse-drawn tramway. In 1865 five locomotives were purchased and the route was mostly converted to broad...
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    Report - Dinting Engine Shed, Glossop - November 2022

    Introduction This is one of many places I had on my list for my recent peak district trip. I didn’t expect much but I actually really enjoyed this one. Annoyingly I forgot to check out the ruined train station further along the footpath, though I was stretched for time. History & Information...
  3. Tunnel Gricer

    Report - Colwall Tunnel, Herefordshire - January 2022.

    Colwall Old Tunnel Colwall Old Tunnel - 1,567yds (1,433m) Herefordshire - January 2022. The biggest engineering challenge to face the Worcester and Hereford Railway was the Malvern Hills, at 1,567 yards Colwall Tunnel was driven under the hillside almost entirely by hand and reportedly through...
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    Report - Leek Railway Tunnel - August 2021.

    Leek Tunnel - 420yds August 2021. Opened in 1849 as part of the North Staffordshire Railway’s Manchester to Stoke route carrying mostly coal / goods traffic linked to the local potteries. Closed to all traffic in 1964. Very little if any information or history on this tunnel and was only...
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    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...