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Thread: Hose Railway Tunnel, Leicestershire, July 2013

  1. #1
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    November 2009
    Nottingham, East Midlands

    Post Hose Railway Tunnel, Leicestershire, July 2013

    Hello again :) I've been meaning to get a report up for ages now, so here is my latest offering

    Clawson Tunnel (sometimes called Hose) was 834 yards long and was listed for block telegraph purposes which provide regulations for platelayers' trolleys passing through. It also caused delays to trains on account of the gradient, trains often "sticking", with sometimes the front part of the train in the tunnel.
    The tunnel served the London and North Western Line from Northampton to Nottingham.

    The portal of the tunnel:

    A self portrait:

    A refuge, built into the tunnel for workers:

    Light at the end...

    Looking out of the tunnel portal:

    Anyway, that's all for now, hope to post more stuff soon

    Last edited by possessed; 27th Jul 13 at 18:13. Reason: Repeat photo
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  4. #2
    Join Date
    March 2013


    I'm a big fan of this tunnel. First visited in 1993, Have visited several times.
    Thanks for posting mate, always nice to see again
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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