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    Default Gildersome rail tunnel - November 2010


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    The LNWR’s ‘new’ main line into Leeds incorporated a 1 in 70 descent through Gildersome Tunnel - a formidable 2,331-yard structure. When, after its closure, the M62 and M621 were built over it, a section extending from the southern portal was infilled with 30,000 cubic yards of colliery waste for reinforcement. Although this end is now buried, the eerie northern entrance still survives, along with the stone retaining walls of its approach cutting. - borrowed from forgottenrelics



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    A couple of extra shots -

    The side room






    A air shaft - who can resist?!?!







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    Nice pics. Plenty of Iron Oxide and associated chemical colouring in there!!
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    Cheers mate, yeah plenty of oxidation and mess lol :)
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    The air shaft photo is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em_Ux View Post
    The air shaft photo is great!
    Thanks mate, it took about 30 just to get that one with as little noise as possible :)
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    That's brilliant NJ, I have seen this on Forgotten Relics, and even the approach cutting looks an explore in itself. A Virtual Bog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    That's brilliant NJ, I have seen this on Forgotten Relics, and even the approach cutting looks an explore in itself. A Virtual Bog.
    Cheers mate, it wasnt as bad as the pic on FR but it wasnt really walking boots area lol.

    There is another in my local area on FR that I am gonna have a go at.
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    What a strange and eerie place - nice one Nij :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydealfred View Post
    What a strange and eerie place - nice one Nij :)
    Cheers mate. I enjoyed it
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