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    Default Gildersome tunnel leeds, January 2013.


    The Gildersome tunnel is 1 mile 571 yds long
    running from Gildersome (north) to Birstol (south),
    runs beneath the settlement of Gildersome.
    Theres 4 air shafts all capped except no 3
    which still has the chimney at surface level
    the tunnel opened 1900, closed 1966.
    The tunnel lies on a 1 in 70 gradient towards Leeds
    theres a beck which crosses the tunnel and discharges in the cutting,
    the tunnel is suffering very heavy water ingress (which was pouring through the access panel).
    The iron ore dirt, which reaches 2 feet in parts covers most or the tunnel floor and
    some of the roof/walls.
    no pictures in the tunnel as access panel blocked

    culvert










    north portal


    air shaft no.3 (surface)


    site of south portal (buried)


    bad conditions preventing access


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    That looks wild & cold!great pics of the ice.

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    I'd be down that like a rat down a drain ;)

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    I like shot #5, the snow and ice adds a nice touch...
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