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    Arrow London and South-Western Railway Tunnel, Plymouth


    Visited with Scotty, Scrub and James PP - I had found this lead a while ago and last week we reccy'd this site & returned yesterday to do the photoshoot...

    Armed with search blasters, LED wands and loads of torches we set off into the darkness....

    This tunnel was opened on wednesday 17th May 1876 as part of the London and South-Western Railway. The station was on the site of the Plymouth CFE, and the original railings can still be seen.

    During the Great war the king and queen arrived here to meet the plymouth mayor and military brass....

    it was closed to passengers in 1964 and finally to goods in 1971...

    the tunnels are largely litter free due to the darkness and unknown location.... they pass under devonport park and are around a mile long....a sewer pipe for new houses runs through the tunnel for much of its length, and many "refuges" (for rail workers) provide interesting features..








































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    A cracking set of pics, I used to live a few yards from the Western end of the tunnel, in fact I still only live in the next street. I love the first pic in particular, keep posting your explores and phots
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    yeah my ass looks good.


    this tunel is in two parts.
    we only took pics of half of the 1st park.

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    Lovely set, thanks. Looks like there's another tunnel just to the north that crosses the active tunnel, is that just visible in the first shot?, and there's another a bit further on that has been backfilled?/
    Oops! I don't think I should have done that!
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    Very interesting looking explore. Love the brickwork and the refuge nooks. Good stuff! :)
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    lol, after reading this post originally, me and a mate hit this with only a camera and headtorch.

    not the best idea we have ever had.... :P

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    lol dark isnt it!!!!!!!

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    lol, bloody dark with only 9 leds for light lol

    i will hunt out my pics

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    Wink Another nice one guys..


    Had eyed this one up myself but glad y'all got in for a nose, didn't find any satanic cults hiding away down there then??
    The names have been changed to protect the 'not so' innocent...:p

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    Quote Originally Posted by lycos View Post
    Had eyed this one up myself but glad y'all got in for a nose, didn't find any satanic cults hiding away down there then??
    only kernow. :)

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