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Thread: Mossdale head tunnel, Yorks, Aug15

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    Post Mossdale head tunnel, Yorks, Aug15


    Visited this whilst on a hiking weekend in Yorkshire.

    Whilst our third comrade was nursing a hangover, myself & KM Punk set out to explore this and the nearby viaduct.

    Iíd read the tunnel was dangerous, but were complacent till we reached the collapse. Although it had obviously happened a few years ago, the tunnel is marked as dangerous. However, this was an underground explore set in a picturesque mountain landscape. I donít think Iíve visited a portal with such a view before.


    Opened 1878, Last passenger train 1959. Single track curved bore; 245 yards. Work has been carried out to improve drainage at each cutting, but ground movement and lack of maintenance has caused severe distortions of the lining. A section of the ceiling has collapsed. It is currently used as storage for farm machinery. It is an aspiration of the heritage railway to reopen the tunnel, which will require significant work.
    Further history available on the most excellent Forgotton relics website.




    front elevation


    Culvert - with a view


    in we go










    This is where KM Punk pulled the plug on our explore. Note the gap in the ceiling.








    the view outside


    Nearby Appersett viaduct


    thanks for looking
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    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Really nice that wombat..love all your tunnels.and some great shots there
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    That a lovely tunnel there wombat, great pics too
    Last edited by jsp77; 4th Sep 15 at 23:00.

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    I really do enjoy your posts, keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp77 View Post
    I really do enjoy your posts, keep up the good work.
    Thank you Jsp
    glad someone likes em :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Really nice that wombat..love all your tunnels.and some great shots there
    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Great tunnel action. Glad you erred on the side of caution!
    Cheers Mikey and Hughie
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    Ooh that's lovely.

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    QUOTE=krela;312077]Ooh that's lovely.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks boss :)
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    Belting tunnel and you got some smashing shots.

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