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    On a boring afternoon sqwasher and I decided to visit Brunswick Tunnel. Sqwasher had visited back in Jan with a couple of others and a couple of articles had been written by the local rag since then, so we wanted to see if we could still get in.
    As we arrived we found that the bushes and trees from the surrounding area had been cut down and used to fill in the space in front of the portal. How environmentally friendly is that! We could not believe the mess that they had left instead of taking more appropriate measures to seal the portal. Once inside, the cameras came out and we began to explore the old railway tunnel I had heard so much about. The tunnel, which is 415 yards long, is 160 years old has the remains of a WW2 bomb shelter within it.
    Here are my best pics from the trip:-

    The only accessible portal left!



    From inside looking back.





    The shelter appears!



    Inside what was the shelter. The supports for benches on either side and bits of roofing felt now dangling from the roof! Areas where the toilets were, just visable in the far corners.





    Across the top of the shelter with the portal visible in the distance.





    The blocks where the toilets once were.



    The stairs leading up next to the now buried portal and to the shelter entrance.





    Sqwasher checking out the 1930's construction!



    Playing with the torch!



    The mould was flourescent with the blue lens on the torch.





    A last view as we walked away, the area where trees and bushes were cut from evident.



    Thanks for looking.
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    wow. There's some fantastic shots there. Superb even lighting. Top job!! Congrats!
    I see the locals have been busy making a real mess in the cutting trying to keep people out. for all that effort in spite it hasn't even worked.
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    I agree with Phill...superb report and pics, freebird. Really interesting place...especially like the shelter with the stalactites above it and love the lighting experiments. Nice work. :)
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    I remember reading about this in local, (Yorkshire), papers.

    Great pictures. I can imagine living in that shelter - not fun!

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    This was my fifth visit to this gem of a tunnel & i wanted freebird to see this beauty 'in the flesh' so to speak! While i can't compete with her long exposure shots (my MAXIMUM setting is only 4 (FOUR!) seconds!) i thought the addition of some tealights might add something different to any previous pics i have. I hope you enjoy these too folks.....

    The portal hiding away-it was persisting it down here so please excuse the drop on the pic.


    Freebird just inside the portal.


    Looking along the length of the tunnel towards the portal.


    Time for a bit of torchwork!


    Then the shelter looms out of the darkness. Yes thats a bloody shopping trolley by the way!


    Now inside the shelter you realise how big this really is!


    The backlighting by freebird, the tealights by Ikea!


    This pic turned out a little dark but i like the effect through the doorway.


    The tealights were placed on each of the supports for the benches that would of originally been there.


    A black & white shot by way of a change.


    Looking through the shelter with the portal just visable in the distance.


    Looking up towards the buried portal with the portal stones visable at the top.


    A final view down the staircase through the shelter & with the portal 415 yards away!


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    Superb pics Mr Sqwash.. There coming on leaps and bounds these days! Nice one!!
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    Don't think i've ever seen a railway tunnel with a air raid shelter inside it :)

    Nicely photographed, I think I might try playing with tea lights myself sometime!
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    good work guys... :)

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