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Report - Toft tunnel - Bourne, Lincs - Oct12

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by The Wombat, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    Oct 14, 2012
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    Toft tunnel near Bourne, Lincs, was the second of two tunnels that day, visited with King Mongoose.

    Part of the former Bourne-Saxby railway line, it was twin track, 330 yards long; opened in 1893, and closed in 1959. Interesting facts are it took 400 men, 2.5 million bricks and 2 years to build.

    A comprehensive history can be found here:

    Today, the tunnel is surrounded by a nature reserve, with park benches, steps, and a pleasant woodland trail above the tunnel linking both portals. The tunnel itself is in fair condition, and reasonably dry. The entrances are ‘gated’.

    West portal

    West portal

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    East portal




    Thanks for looking!

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