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Report - Wye Valley Railway, October 2007



LiamCH

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These are a few photographs I took of the Wye valley railway, which opened in 1876 and closed to passenger traffic in 1959. Goods services used the line until 1964, and a few trains ran up to the quarry at Tidenham until 1981. There is not all that much left, although the main points of interest - the tunnels - are still there.

Fact sheet on the line.

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Tintern Station, which remains as a museum and Cafe.

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Tintern Signalbox.

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Tintern Bridge - the iron was sold and now only the butresses remain.

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Tintern Tunnel, bricked up in the seventies due to junkies taking up residence there.

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The exit.

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A viaduct. You wouldn't even notice you were on it until you look over the side.

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Tidenham quarry. Because of this, trains still used Tidenham tunnel up until 1981. I'm think the quarry is still open, but no trains pass now.

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Tidenham tunnel. I seem to recall that this was about the twentieth longest tunnel in Britain or something like that.

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The huge ventilation shaft.

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Calcite had formed in the tunnel.

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I couldn't continue any further, because of the impenetrable undergrowth.
 

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