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    Ashby tunnel opened in 1804 originally as a canal tunnel between interconnecting canals so that the mining districts around the area could use it.the first carts through were drawn by horse.it was later improved for proper railway use.the tunnel was shortened from 447 yards to 308 yards and laid track for single gauge use.the line continued use till 1915 then it closed till the second world war when it was reopened again for the army to use.the line finally closed in 1955.visited this last year with man gone wrong as we were that way.apparently one end is badly flooded and I guess that is why there is a massive brick wall built in the middle.













































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    Great set Mikey. Making Me want to do another tunnel as haven't done one for a while.

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    Your history is a bit adrift. Ashby tunnel was first driven as a horse drawn tramway tunnel and later converted to full-scale railway. The Ashby Tramway linked the canal at Ashby to various mines and quarries between Ashby and the village of Ticknall.

    I think that one end got opencast mined in the late 1940's which may account for the wall.

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    Random bit of graffiti there haha great shots Mikey, I really like the greenery in the first one!

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    I think that's the most bizarre bit of scrawling I've ever seen on a wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Great set Mikey. Making Me want to do another tunnel as haven't done one for a while.
    Cheers mate.gwt your torch out and get in one then ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by caiman View Post
    Your history is a bit adrift. Ashby tunnel was first driven as a horse drawn tramway tunnel and later converted to full-scale railway. The Ashby Tramway linked the canal at Ashby to various mines and quarries between Ashby and the village of Ticknall.

    I think that one end got opencast mined in the late 1940's which may account for the wall.
    I thought I said about a canal tunnel with horses pulling carts and then for rails.maybe in a strange way..I had no idea about the wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Random bit of graffiti there haha great shots Mikey, I really like the greenery in the first one!
    Thank you..bit random ain't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    I think that's the most bizarre bit of scrawling I've ever seen on a wall!
    Few,years old now.i expected to find them still in there
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    Nicely photographed Mikey....
    A bit jealous.... We never made it to the wall, as when we visited, it was knee deep in water, and we weren't equipped
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