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    Paid a visit to Excelsior Tunnel in Cornwall the other day. What an amazing site! Have a look at the SubBrit site for more of the history.
    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...el/index.shtml

    This is a very long tunnel, we were in there for about 3 1/2 hours

    Starting from the end of the tunnel and working back towards the entrance:



    A bit of graffiti at the very end





    The only wooden shelter that has yet to colapse: They are made of old railway sleepers, but 50+ years of being stuck in a very damp tunnel has taken its toll.



    An adit which appears to have been blocked off





    This is the fate of the other shelters, the sleepers have actually become soft and spongy











    One of the additional explosion chambers which were never completed





    This is one of the chambers that were used to carry out the explosive tests with its loading gantry above. The actual chamber is a spherical hole cut into the rock, if you stick your head inside you get some very strange accustics!










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    Really like this, and a cracking piece of history. Great to see some of the remains still there. Love the fan holding and gantry.
    Good stuff. :)
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    The water looks to have risen a bit since Muppet and I visited a few weeks ago, great pics, Thanks
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    Where have the pics gone? Is it just me?

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    nope, can't see them either

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    tried looking for this about 3 years ago, spent ages looking , then randomly bumped into the guy who was guide on the original subbrit trip and he couldnt even find it.

    would still like to take a look if im ever in the area again
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    cant see any pics mate

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    I think the Fotopic website is throwing a wobbly as none of my pictures are showing at the moment.

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    Sick - I did the same, and had the same problem. I wonder if the coords on subrit are inacurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingernuts View Post
    Sick - I did the same, and had the same problem. I wonder if the coords on subrit are inacurate?
    I've not been there but Subbrit are usually reliable, NGR should be accurate to 100 metre square.

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