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Thread: John O Gaunt Viaduct / East Norton Tunnel

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    A couple of months ago myself, the lad & stealth dog spent an afternoon exploring the old Market Harborough to Melton Line.
    Have thrown these two in together as they are just a few miles apart on the same line.
    Taken with my poor camera again, but hope u enjoy.

    John O Gaunt viaduct good to see it still standing.
    PB090084 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    Norton Viaduct stood a few miles South of here but was destroyed. I have a picture somewhere of me riding my mountain bike across it as a kid!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpGO9crmP7M

    PB090089 by bikinglynn, on Flickr



    PB090099 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

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    PB090105 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    East Norton tunnel is in great condition, with most of the gravel track bed remaining. It has been used for storage but doesn't appear to of been for a fair while now.
    PB300076 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    Starting Em Young.
    PB300084 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    PB300086 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    PB300087 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

    Taken by my 9yr old!
    PB300080 by bikinglynn, on Flickr

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    Can't believe I missed this report
    A big fan of both the viaduct and East Norton tunnel
    thanks for sharing
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    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Hope I have done it some justice, haven seen em on here for a while!
    As mentioned before thee places are great cos they r not "too risky" so I can take the lad who is fascinated by them!

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    East Norton is a nice one
    Theres plenty more tunnels & culverts to explore...
    Have you done Clawson tunnel yet? Thats twice the length of East Norton
    There are around a dozen other derelict tunnels around the county
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    East Norton is a nice one
    Theres plenty more tunnels & culverts to explore...
    Have you done Clawson tunnel yet? Thats twice the length of East Norton
    There are around a dozen other derelict tunnels around the county
    Not yet but gonna go back. I am Gretton born & bred so used to spend a lot of time as a kid around Morcott tunnel, sneaking onto harringworth viaduct & even walked a fair way into Gretton tunnel!
    I have a photo somewhere of us riding mountainbikes over East Norton viaduct... which they have now destroyed by explosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Not yet but gonna go back. I am Gretton born & bred so used to spend a lot of time as a kid around Morcott tunnel, sneaking onto harringworth viaduct & even walked a fair way into Gretton tunnel!
    I have a photo somewhere of us riding mountainbikes over East Norton viaduct... which they have now destroyed by explosion.
    I was away for a year, came back from Australia and the viaduct had vanished
    shame it's gone
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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