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Report - Oxendon Tunnels, Northamptonshire. July 2020.


Doug Judy

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Oxendon Tunnels
Afternoon everyone..
The first Oxendon Tunnel (453yds) was constructed in 1859 officially opened on the 16th February, the single line had to fight its way through the hills of Great Oxendon & Kelmarsh to the south, to the south of Oxendon tunnel a huge cutting was need and driven through blue shaly clays of the Upper Lias! The northern approach was a lot less work with just a few feet of shandy shales underlying the clay. In 1879 due to increased traffic levels the line was double with the original tunnel bore becoming the “Down” direction and the newer bore the “Up” direction (462yds). The Up tunnel has been part of the Brampton Valley Way multi user path since 1993 which extends 14 miles along the old trackbed. Both tunnels were finally closed in August 1981 having seen limited use in the months running up-to their closure.
As explores go it’s a simple as they come I’d say, nothing much to say accessed off the Brampton valley way the southern end of the disused tunnel is the only way in as the northern end is still gated.

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Thanks for looking

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Doug Judy

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice report with another reflection shot! Love it! You definitely are covering the tunnels!
Thanks chills, Appreciate your comments, I’ve managed a fair few in the passed week, another four I think to upload as yet then I expect probably nothing for a week or two now work is picking up, Oxendon provided some decent images really pleased with the results,
 

Down and beyond

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Good morning you was 15 minutes from me cracking shots I recon you and westernsaultan apologies if incorrect could make a awaome
Documentary he has good train knowledge! Awsome pictures
 

Doug Judy

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Good morning you was 15 minutes from me cracking shots I recon you and westernsaultan apologies if incorrect could make a awaome
Documentary he has good train knowledge! Awsome pictures
Morning Down and beyond always up for making a Documentary although needs to pay well :D Thanks for the comment much appreciated
 

Down and beyond

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Morning Down and beyond always up for making a Documentary although needs to pay well :D Thanks for the comment much appreciated
I would like to see your photo quality in some
Mines /caves pm me if it’s your sourt of thing might be able to give you some leads ;)
 

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