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  1. Doug Judy

    Report - Queensbury Tunnel, Bradford - January 2022.

    Queensbury Tunnel, Bradford - January 2022 Queensbury Tunnel The 2,501 yard long Queensbury Tunnel connects Holmfield and Queensbury in West Yorkshire, England, built by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) it was the longest on the company's network at the time of its opening in 1878, In 1882...
  2. Doug Judy

    Report - Tiviot Dale Tunnel, Stockport - January 2022

    Tiviot Dale Tunnel, Stockport - January 2022. Tiviot Dale Tunnel - 252 Yards. Teviot Dale Station 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...
  3. m4dd13z666

    Report - Withcall Tunnel - Lincolnshire - December 2021

    The history : Opened 1876 Closed 1956 971 yards long. Work on Withcall Tunnel got underway in January 1852 with the driving of a 10 foot heading through sandstone and chalk. The Louth & Lincoln Railway’s original plan was for a bore of 803 yards but this was extended to 971 yards when a...
  4. Doug Judy

    Report - Lee Bank Tunnel, Halifax - 267yds

    Lee Bank Tunnel, Halifax - 267yds August 2021. Lee Bank Tunnel was one of many tunnels in the Halifax area, It was relatively short at 267 yards in length and is near to the Old Lane Tunnel sometimes referred to as Woodside Tunnel, both were located on the Queensbury - Halifax section, known...
  5. Doug Judy

    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...
  6. m4dd13z666

    Report - Brunswick Tunnel & Air Raid Shelter - Harrogate - North Yorkshire - October 2021

    Brunswick Tunnel And Air Raid Shelter. The rather long winded write up: The York and North Midland Railway opened in 1839, connecting York with the Leeds and Selby Railway and in 1840 with the North Midland Railway at Normanton near Leeds. The line was largely financed by George Hudson who...
  7. Doug Judy

    Report - Lees Moor Tunnel - West Yorkshire. August 2021.

    Lees Moor Tunnel - 1,533yds. Lees Moor Tunnel is a long abandoned railway tunnel on the former Great Northern Railway line between Queensbury and Keighley in West Yorkshire, The former dual track Tunnel is just north of the Cullingworth, Reports suggest the due to the pitch black darkness...
  8. m4dd13z666

    Report - Soothill Tunnel - Batley - August 2021

    Soothill (Woodkirk) Tunnel: Opened: 1890 Closed: 1953 659 Yards long. The Great Northern's 4¾ mile connection between Batley and Beeston Junction, on the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line, opened for goods traffic in July 1890, with passenger services introduced a month later. The...
  9. m4dd13z666

    Report - Trubshaws Tramway Tunnel - Cauldon - August 2021

    Trubshaws Tramway Tunnel. Opened: 1847 Closed: 1920 480 Yards Long. The history: I believe this tunnel is also known as Cauldon (or Caldon) Lowe but as Trubshaws Tramway seems to be the popular title, we will go with that. Is is known as Trubshaws Tramway because it was engineered by James...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. L

    Report - Nottingham Road Tunnel, Derby

    A quick post based on a quick fun explore today in Derby. Hope this works! Near the site of the old Nottingham Road Station in Derby, which I rarely had a reason to walk past until lockdown, is a patch of unused ground between the railway and the council depot. Round New Year time I first...
  17. huntez99

    Report - War Department 63063- Forgotten History - Train/Crane 1540

    So to begin with I started off my research by reading the report from @Imba. Which may I just say is a fabulous report and an amazing read, with some amazing pictures. I hope that with my report and the report from @Imba you can see a good contrast between day and night with the images I am...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. m4dd13z666

    Report - The Standedge Tunnels

    Standedge tunnels. The Standedge Tunnels are four parallel tunnels through the Pennine Hills at the Standedge crossing between Marsden and Diggle. 3 are Railway Tunnels the other is a Canal Tunnel. The Double Line North Tunnel is still live, as is the Canal Tunnel, The Central (Nicholson) and...
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