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Report - Connaught Rail Tunnel, Silvertown, Sept 2010



badwabbit

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Connaught Rail Tunnel, Silvertown, Sept 2010

As dicky21 said:
"Okay so i know this has been done plenty of times but I've never been down there and have always wanted to."

Reported a lot here, so background in brief:
- Connaught Rail tunnel part of the North London Line from Stratford
- Served the Royal Docks in East London
- Terminated at North Greenwich station
- Built in 1876
- Line closed in 2006
- Length is around 600meters, passing under City Airport and Victoria/Albert docks
- The middle section was redeveloped because ships in the docks above kept scraping their keels on the tunnel.
- It's currently going to be redeveloped by Crossrail
- Been used as a filming location quite a bit, eg Rocknrolla

Visited with One Flew East on our South-East London day out…

I was expecting this to be in much worse condition than it was - it was surprisingly pleasant. There were places where one side of the track was boggy, and there is quite a bit of running water down there with various drains and run offs, but it's not any particular hardship. It's a bit of a lost world down there, and nice and peaceful.

The Pics

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2: Looking down from up high

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3: Top o' the arches

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4: Bricks r pretty

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5: The curves of the tunnel approaches are Connaught's most recognisable feature

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6: Trains haven't run for nearly five years

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7: Common haunt for artists

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8: Colour splash

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9: Safe harbour

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10: Into the dark places

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11: Having a light pee! ;)

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12: Mind the gap

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13: Looking up the airshaft

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14: Things are looking up

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15: Shutter down, and go!

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16: Arch nemesis

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17: Leaving the tunnels

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18: In training

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19: Middle rail

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20: Geometry was never as pretty at school

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21: And.. lean...

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22: Texture heaven

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23: Signage

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24: Bye!

Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badwabbit/sets/72157624817690355/

Cheers ;)
 
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