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  1. m4dd13z666

    Report - Lydgate Tunnel - Saddleworth - July 2021

    Opened : 1856 Closed : 1964 1332 Yards Long The London & North Western Railway's (LNWR's) connection between Oldham and Greenfield breached a ridge on which the small community of Lydgate is found by means of a 1,332 yard double track tunnel. The climb to the eastern portal was up a gradient of...
  2. m4dd13z666

    Report - Long Clawson (Hose/Scalford) Railway Tunnel - Leicestershire - Dec 2020

    Hose (Long Clawson/Scalford) Tunnel ° Opened: 1879 ° Closed: 1964 ° 834 Yards Long. The History : Great Northern and Midland railways secured Parliamentary approval for a new railway line from Newark to Melton Mowbray in 1872. The following year, a further section was authorised, extending...
  3. ALW Exploration

    Video Report - Nottingham's Mapperley Tunnel

    There are many railway tunnels in the city of Nottingham, they were largely built by three railway companies in the late 1800’s. These companies were the Great Northern, Great Central and the Nottingham Suburban railways. We visited Mapperley Tunnel, completed in 1875 and at 1044 meters or 1132...
  4. 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...
  5. lpphevs

    Report - River Ravensbourne & East Branch Culverts, March 2021

    The History Most of this drain was covered likely in the post-war period along much of its length, and was created from the historic river which runs all the way to the River Thames. Originally it was a ditch running through fields, as much of greater London was surprisingly once rural in...
  6. 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...
  7. Doug Judy

    Report - Silverdale Tunnel - November 2020

    Silverdale Tunnel - November 2020 In 1846 the North Staffordshire Railway gained permission to construct a railway line from Stoke on Trent through Newcastle-under-Lyme partly laid upon Robert Heathcote’s canal. The line ran from Stoke on Trent to Market Drayton in Shropshire, in 1934 the line...
  8. Doug Judy

    Report - Clayton Tunnel - West Yorkshire. May 2021.

    Clayton Tunnel - May 2021. Constructed in 1874, the 1,057yd Clayton Tunnel in West Yorkshire was part of the Great Northern Railways Bradford - Queensbury & Bradford - Keighley routes, unfortunately during construction in 1874 two workers suffered fatal injuries caused by an intoxicated...
  9. DeaKew

    Report - Tiviot Dale Tunnel, Stockport, January 2021

    History Stockport Teviot Dale was opened on 1st December 1865 by Stockport, Timperley and Altrincham Junction Railway, although it was locally referred to as Tiviot Dale and the name was changed to reflect this in 1874. The station operated until January 1967 when it was permanently closed down...
  10. A

    North Devon

    I'm sure some that will know of the 'hidden' ww2 communication bunkers dotted around the coastline, the remaining sections of railway, tunnels and various other structures from the 50/60's along with multiple smuggling and mining tunnels that are within the North Devon area. I'm looking for...
  11. Doug Judy

    Report - Chesterfield Railway Tunnel - July 2020.

    Evening, Having been grabbing extra hours at work I’ve had zero time to explore new places or process past visits! Ive got a couple more explores to upload then probably nothing until the new year.... Chesterfield Railway Tunnel 474yards. June 1892 saw the arrival of the Manchester Sheffield...
  12. Doug Judy

    Report - Bramshall Tunnel - Staffordshire. August 2020.

    First post in awhile.. Bromshall Tunnel. The 321yard Bromshall Tunnel although sometimes known as Bramshall Tunnel or Loxley Tunnel due to its close proximity to these respective villages, Opened in 1867 for the North Staffordshire & Uttoxeter Railway, The branch line ran from Stafford (Grand...
  13. 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...
  14. Doug Judy

    Report - Kelmarsh Up & Dn Tunnels, Northamptonshire. July 2020.

    Kelmarsh Up & Dwn Tunnels 520yards. The Kelmarsh Tunnels are situated on the LNWR’s Northampton to Market Harborough line now the Brampton Valley Way multi user path, Originally a single line the “Down” line tunnels were constructed in 1856 - 1859 the single line was forced to penetrate the...
  15. Doug Judy

    Report - Ashby Tunnel, Leicestershire. July 2020.

    Ashby Tunnel, Leicestershire. July 2020. Ashby Tunnel, 308yards. Built around 1799 / 1802 Ashby Tunnel otherwise known as Old Parks Tunnel just outside the village of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire was situated on the line which left the Burton - Coalville line at Ashby Station and headed...
  16. Doug Judy

    Report - Spinkhill Tunnel 2019/2020

    Spinkhill Tunnel (501yds) History Spinkhill Tunnel 501 yards in length was opened by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway (later part of the Great Central Railway and subsequently the LNER) on 21 September 1898. It was the only tunnel on its Beighton Branch (occasionally referred...
  17. Doug Judy

    Report - Harecastle South Railway Tunnel - March 2020

    Harecastle South Tunnel - 1,766yds Built in 1848 by James Brindley & Co. Harecastle Tunnel (South) was on the original route of the West Coast Mainline (WCML) built for the North Staffordshire Railway it was one of three railway tunnels in this area with the other two built to the north, the...
  18. Doug Judy

    Report - Hose (Long Clawson) Tunnel - Leicestershire

    Hose (Long Clawson) Tunnel 834yds - Great Northern Railway. Brief History- Hose Tunnel was located just to the south of Long Clawson Station, and officially went under the name of Hose, Long Clawson provided its pseudonym. From the north, the line approached via a curve to the east of 40...
  19. Doug Judy

    Report - Haddon Tunnel - Derbyshire - March 2020

    Haddon Tunnel (1,058yds) Midland Railway. Massive Thanks to HughieD for use of his history write up and research on Haddon Tunnel, Really appreciated History - Haddon Tunnel is located in the English county of Derbyshire. It was built by the Midland Railway in 1863 as an extension of its...
  20. Doug Judy

    Report - Brierley Tunnel - March 2020.

    Brierley Tunnel (685yds) - March 2020. The Hull, Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company - known as the Hull & Barnsley to save breath and ink - boasted several tunnels including two of more than 1,000 yards in length. Built as a conduit for South Yorkshire coal, wagons first...
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