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Report - Butterhouse railway tunnel, Saddleworth. 28.04. 2015

The masked Avenger

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Hi all,

New member, long time lurker...

Some pictures taken today of the long abandoned Butterhouse tunnel on the old Micklehurst goods loop line between Stalybridge and Diggle, Saddleworth.

I realise others have been posted, these are mine......

The spur off the main trans Pennine line....


Tunnel approach (Eastern end)





Stalactites hanging from ceiling


View looking back out (Eastwards towards Yorkshire)


Looking Eastwards from the earthbank at the Western end.


Pile of earth stacked up at the Western end, to prevent anyone entering.......




More Graffiti




The Eastern portal from above.



The Lone Ranger

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It' s a good little mooch, an ideal place to experiment with long exposure pics and light painting.


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Love a tunnel :thumb you may benefit from getting a more powerful torch though

The masked Avenger

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nice pics maybe you want to check out its twin sister tunnels :thumb
Lol! If you mean the four Standedge tunnels I have been through all of them, including walking through all three rail tunnels, even going so far as driving a Ford Capri through one of the old single track ones to Marsden and back way back in 1979.....(track removed of course).

The funny thing was there was a policeman (in uniform) wandering around at the Marsden end, and he never batted an eyelid as I merged from the Eastern portal, in fact he even waved to me. Those were the days...

Sadly the entrance is now all blocked off...:(

Baron Silas Greenback

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Love a tunnel :thumb you may benefit from getting a more powerful torch though
Got a cracking rechargeable one,from B&Q, or as I call it "B ugger off & Q ueue up" about half a million candle power it is.
Worked well in several railway tunnels,...If only I had it when I walked through Woodhead New Tunnel in 1993.

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