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Report - Leek Railway Tunnel - March 2022

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Mr Budge

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Regular User
This abandoned railway tunnel residing in the quite town of Leek in Staffordshire dates back to 1849 when it first opened as part of the North Staffordshire Railway on the Manchester
to stoke route carrying goods for the coal and pottery industries and closed its route in 1964.

The Northern Portal Lies nearby a very active allotment, a local scrap yard and a lot of over looking houses. We got talking to one of the neighbors there who told us he had plans
to venture down himself by abseiling from his garden which was directly above its by around 20m (probably a much easier option than ours).

The southern portal has been infilled and inside the tunnel it differs between red brick and sandstone, The refuge areas were bigger than those we have seen in other similar tunnels like
this, They look to be more like small storage areas than refuge points.

Information on this tunnel is scarce from what i could find with no real mention being made of it, google takes me to the short swainsley tunnel and the only info i could find was from a good report by @Doug Judy .

I have done a few tunnels from the North Staffordshire Railway Line but it seems theres still more...


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bobdobelina

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Thinking of trying this one tomorrow, going down that way. Is it tough to get down to the entrance, quite steep embankments?
 

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