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Report - Catesby Tunnel-Northamptonshire, Dec 09



Losttom

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Catesby tunnel is a bit of a monster at 2997 yards.
It was opened in 1897 and closed in 1966 and was situated on the old Rugby to Woodford GCR line.
Visited with Diehardlove on a visit after work that ended up being very late.
On previous reports the tunnel seemed to be open, it has now been locked at both ends and is a very tight squeeze to get in.

So off we went for the next few hours.....

The Southern portal
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The drains running up the centre of the tunnel were open so we had to watch our footing!

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Some great formations

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One of the air vents
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A wooden cover on one of the drains
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A mile in

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There were 3 large refuges along the way and numerous smaller ones

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Finally the Northern portal, it was a bit wet this end of the tunnel. :rolleyes:

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