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Thread: Gildersome Tunnel, Leeds, March 19

  1. #1
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    Default Gildersome Tunnel, Leeds, March 19

    The LNWR’s ‘new’ main line into Leeds incorporated a 1 in 70 descent through Gildersome Tunnel - a formidable 2,331-yard structure.
    When after its closure, the M62 and M621 were built over it, a section extending from the southern portal was infilled with 30,000 cubic yards of colliery waste for reinforcement. Although this end is now buried, the eerie northern entrance still survives, along with the stone retaining walls of its approach cutting.Gildersome Tunnel
    Had this on my list for a while but its always been flooded well today wasnt
    much better but didnt get as far as i would have liked.

    Only Northern Portal remains

    Prity much flooded on entry

    Looking out of the little side room first one ive ever seen in a tunnel

    Looking in the storage space / whatever it was

    Looking back at portal after it was abit drier

    Back to flooded again

    Definatly going to plan another trip here as i never made it to the open shaft which is near middle i believe but only had wellies waders next time for sure.

  2. Thanks given by: ajarb, etc100, Hugh Jorgan, jcnw27060, KPUrban_, krela, Mearing, noiseboy72, psykie, Sabtr, wonderer
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    Join Date
    June 2014


    Good job u had ya wellies! nice pics though
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    February 2015
    Aberdeen, Scotland


    That's a very wet tunnel.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

  7. Thanks given by: wappy

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