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Report - Mount Elliot Tunnel, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland - February 2014


cunningcorgi

28DL Regular User
Regular User
While looking for something for somone over the weekend, found this blast from the past.

HISTORY

Mount Elliot Tunnel lies north of the town of New Ross and has a total length of 684 metres. The line first opened in 1887 linking New Ross in Co. Wexford to Macmine Junction on the Dublin to Wexford Town line. It was extended in 1904 to Waterford City.

The line between Macmine Junction and New Ross closed in 1963 and the track was removed. The line between New Ross and Waterford remained open until 1976 for goods traffic. Fertilizer traffic from the Albatros fertilizer factory continued until 1995. The tracks have now been covered on the New Ross and the link to Waterford has been cut off by the removal of tracks in some parts.

PHOTOS

1. Northern portal



2. Water



3. Light



4. Collar



5. Rock



6. Gold



7. Leak



8. Southern portal



Thanks for looking.
 

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
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Nice to see some natural rock rather than brick lined, looks a pleasant paddle :thumb
 

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