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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. WilsonTheHuman

    Tenterden Train Graveyard - Tenterden, Kent - March 2019

    This place seems to have been done a lot recently but hey, this has been on my list to visit for /ages/ so myself and my two exploring buddies piled in to the car and off we went. Here's some history on the place: The Kent & East Sussex Railway opened in 1900 as England’s first ‘light railway’...
  15. LittleOwl

    Report - Train Graveyard, Cheltenham - Jan 19

    Having been inspired by @mookster visit to this site not so long ago, I set out towards Gloucester way on my day off work, as I had another few sites on the list to visit there anyway. History Hunting Butts tunnel often gets overlooked but it is the shorter of the two tunnels on the...
  16. Korbanter

    Report - Barrington Cement Works, 2017-2018

    Intro Barrington Cement works was home to one of Cambridgeshire's chimneys and had an impact on the railways and towns throughout it's lefetime. After accidnetally discovering it a few years back we have made multiple visits and found things from Gas masks to Control Rooms. So I thought I'd put...
  17. silentpartner

    Report - Tenterden Train Graveyard (East Sussex) - November 2018

    When seeing other peoples posts on the Train Graveyard, it triggered my romantic side as you can only imagine the amount of people they carried throughout their working life. Even though now reduced to a rotting carcass it was good to explore and I was please with some of the pictures I got...
  18. Mr_T

    Report - Haddon railway tunnel May 2018

    Done to death but was in the area , a lot of rain had fallen in previous days so me and the dog didnt expect dry, but water running out the entry point, come on! Haddon Tunnel is a tunnel in Derbyshire, England, built by the Midland Railway extending the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and...
  19. C

    Hampshire UK: Looking for abandoned vehicle/ vehicle sites in the South East area

    I'm a Graphic designer/ Photographer in my final year of Uni and looking to visit some abandoned/ disused sites. I am on the hunt for Car/Bus/Train graveyards and any sites containing old vehicles, around Hampshire and surrounding areas. I am local to both Winchester & Fleet. I am particularly...
  20. KPUrbex

    Report - Barrington Cement Works, Barrington Cambridge, December 2017

    Established in 1918 this site replaced a former site to the west, the works provided and processed components required for making cement. In 1927 a "Light" railway was constructed to connect the site to the Cambridge region of the GreatNorthern and Great Eastern Mainline, the railway allowed for...
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