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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. F

    Report - Birkenhead Dock Branch Line and Haymarket Tunnel, Wirral- June 2020

    The History: The Birkenhead Dock Branch is a disused railway line which runs for about four and a half miles between the South Junction of Rockferry to around Bidston Dock, as part of the Chester and Birkenhead Railway. Some of the line runs through Haymarket tunnel and there was a level...
  4. 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...
  5. Morgloups

    Report - Various spots in Switzerland

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the UK urbex scene but I've done quite a few explorations in Switzerland, so I figured I'd start by posting those! Abandonned railway: Abandonned around 2015 and still very unknown even from the swiss explorers! I kinda found this one by luck...
  6. Ozikkk

    Foss Cross Railway Station - July 2020

    With the help of my friend, we managed to find the forgotten Foss Cross railway station. An 80-mile journey definitely wasn't a waste of time. History: Foss Cross station was on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway in Gloucestershire. The station opened on 1 August 1891 with the...
  7. J

    Report - Station house - Oswestry

    Took me ages to find out where this place was, but I finally found it! It was an old station in the early 1900’s I do believe before it turned into a house. The floor has given was in the main front room but it was a good find!
  8. Pixels

    Report - Royal Mail Train, Hellifield - March 2020

    Whilst in the area myself and @plod decided to take a small detour to have a quick look at the train. The carriages have been sat unused alongside the active railway since at least 2002. The propelling control vehicle, converted from Class 307 multiple-unit trains, was used to transport goods...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Doug Judy

    Report - Ardsley Tunnel - 225yds

    Ardsley Tunnel. The Midland Railway opened a strategically significant connecting line between Cudworth and Stairfoot in September 1899, with the intention of benefiting coal trade. Despite being only 2½ miles long, it was heavily engineered incorporated two substantial viaducts - one of which...
  12. LostPlacesForgottenFaces

    Report - The Abandoned Royal Mail Train - Hellifield, North Yorkshire - March 2020

    The Abandoned Royal Mail Train Hellifield, North Yorkshire March 2020 HISTORY Anyone who has been to Hellifield in North Yorkshire may have seen an abandoned train not too far away from the train station. The train is a diesel powered Class 44 Royal Mail goods engine freight train consisting...
  13. Doug Judy

    Report - Ingarsby Tunnel (March 2020)

    Ingarsby Tunnel - 516yards* March 2020. Ingarsby Tunnel sometimes referred to as Thurnby tunnel or Square Spinney tunnel although I’ve only ever known it as Ingarsby, lies to the east of Leicester. Opened in 1882, and closed in 1964. It has been infilled at the eastern portal, but the western...
  14. Doug Judy

    Report - Drewton Tunnel Explore - March 2020.

    Drewton Tunnel - 1 Mile 354yards History - Drewton Tunnel is a disused railway tunnel on the now closed Hull & Barnsley Railway line. The tunnel is cut through chalk and the lining is a mix of bare chalk walls and brick. The first rail traffic used the tunnel in 1885. Drewton Tunnel is one of...
  15. LashedLlama

    Report - Golgotha Railway Tunnel, Shepherdswell - February 2020

    Visited with @obscurity and @TheFerret, cheers for another cracking day! :thumb History : Golgotha tunnel in Shepherdswell, Kent, first became operational in 1912 and made up a section of the East Kent Light Railway which was established just one year earlier to serve the Kent Coalfields. The...
  16. yernbarr

    Report - Monk Bridge Viaduct, Leeds, West Yorkshire - June 2019

    History The remains of the Monk Bridge Viaduct run parallel to Whitehall Road on the other side of Holbeck. It was originally built as an access route into the old Leeds Central Station, which stood on the site of the Wellington Place office development, and carried the railway over both the...
  17. GRONK

    Report - 10 Shop, Crewe Locomotive Works, Crewe - August 2019

    August 2019 The Visit I’ve had my eye on this one for longer than I care to admit and had all but given up on it, however driving past one morning I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted a way in, a few hours later I was back and inside the building, spending nearly 5 hours wandering around...
  18. Wappy

    Report - Drewton Tunnel East Yorkshire Aug 2019

    I noticed this one hadnt been done recently and its been on my list for a long time so i jumped at the change when i got asked to go. If you plan on going in through the Eastern end dont make the mistake i did and park near the farmers house as he doesnt like people going through his field so...
  19. E

    Report - Birkenhead disused railway tracks - May 2019

    History. As part of the Chester and Birkenhead Railway, the railway from Rock Ferry to Birkenhead Town is one of the oldest stretches of track in the world. The line was completed and opened on 23 September 1838, less than nine years after the Rainhill Trials, across the River Mersey, on the...
  20. S

    Great Central Railway Station Leicester (July 2018)

    Always followed the Great Central Railway since i was a kid, and always knew the that the dirty poorly maintained building in the dead area of Leicester was the old Great central station. I though id share a few pics i took in July 2018 just after the site was cleared to make way for its much...
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