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    Default Gildersome tunnel Leeds, March 2014


    The Gildersome tunnel is 1 mile 571 yds long,
    running from Gildersome (north) to Birstol (south) runs beneath the settlement of Gildersome.
    The north portal and retaining walls are in poor condition,
    Theres 4 air shafts (all capped)
    except no. 3 which still has the chimney at surface level
    the south portal and cutting are buried beneath the M62 Motorway.
    The tunnel opened 1900, closed 1966.
    The tunnel lies on a 1 in 70 gradient, towards Leeds.
    The tunnel is suffering heavy water ingress, (which was pouring through all 4 air shafts).
    Theres water cascading through the tunnel,
    while iron ore dirt (which reaches 2 feet) covers all of the tunnel floor and
    some of the roof or walls.

    north cutting, portal






    air shaft no. 1


    air shaft no. 2




    side chamber






    air shaft no. 3
    above


    below






    air shaft no. 4


    1 mile 400 yds in tunnel


    supporting wall


    site of south cutting, portal

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    The ground in there looks kinda toxic!

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    Bloody hell it dont look too inviting! you still got some great pics.

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    I wanna explore somehwere like this. Im sure i will one day :)

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