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Thread: Boughton Brake Tunnel. Notts, March 13.

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    Default Boughton Brake Tunnel. Notts, March 13.


    British Rail opened a four-mile single-track branch to the new Bevercotes Colliery in 1961, linking it to the network at Boughton Junction. It was closed temporarily between January 1962 and August 1965, and saw its last train on 18th June 1993.
    The line featured a 350-yard bore known locally as Mummies Tunnel, but correctly titled Boughton Brake. The portals are brick-built whilst the interior features near-vertical brick side walls incorporating regular refuges and a segmental arch concrete roof.









    Bit different to leaves on the line!



    Boughton Brake Tunnel, North portal, 352 yards.






























    Thanks for looking:)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Awesome photos.

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    Looks like a fantastic wander, I love old railway lines, but have never yet walked one that still had rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UE-OMJ View Post
    Looks like a fantastic wander, I love old railway lines, but have never yet walked one that still had rails.
    Cheers OMJ, There's always something special about a set of rusty tracks and combining it with a tunnel. Got to love old railway porn!:)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Great work mate thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    Awesome photos.
    Thanks Flyboys, I do my best
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban phantom View Post
    Great work mate thanks for sharing
    Cheers Urban, I thoroughly enjoyed being back on the tracks!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Not the longest of tunnels, granted but a pretty handsome one all the same;):)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Have you been there???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labb View Post
    Have you been there???
    In the end I did. I would like to return as though there are still some more bits and pieces to see;)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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