John O Gaunt Viaduct / East Norton Tunnel

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BikinGlynn

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A couple of months ago myself, the lad & stealth dog spent an afternoon exploring the old Market Harborough to Melton Line.
Have thrown these two in together as they are just a few miles apart on the same line.
Taken with my poor camera again, but hope u enjoy.

John O Gaunt viaduct good to see it still standing.
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Norton Viaduct stood a few miles South of here but was destroyed. I have a picture somewhere of me riding my mountain bike across it as a kid!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpGO9crmP7M

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East Norton tunnel is in great condition, with most of the gravel track bed remaining. It has been used for storage but doesn't appear to of been for a fair while now.
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Starting Em Young.
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Taken by my 9yr old!
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Can't believe I missed this report
A big fan of both the viaduct and East Norton tunnel
thanks for sharing
 

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Hope I have done it some justice, haven seen em on here for a while!
As mentioned before thee places are great cos they r not "too risky" so I can take the lad who is fascinated by them!
 

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East Norton is a nice one
Theres plenty more tunnels & culverts to explore...
Have you done Clawson tunnel yet? Thats twice the length of East Norton
There are around a dozen other derelict tunnels around the county
 

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East Norton is a nice one
Theres plenty more tunnels & culverts to explore...
Have you done Clawson tunnel yet? Thats twice the length of East Norton
There are around a dozen other derelict tunnels around the county

Not yet but gonna go back. I am Gretton born & bred so used to spend a lot of time as a kid around Morcott tunnel, sneaking onto harringworth viaduct & even walked a fair way into Gretton tunnel!
I have a photo somewhere of us riding mountainbikes over East Norton viaduct... which they have now destroyed by explosion.
 

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Not yet but gonna go back. I am Gretton born & bred so used to spend a lot of time as a kid around Morcott tunnel, sneaking onto harringworth viaduct & even walked a fair way into Gretton tunnel!
I have a photo somewhere of us riding mountainbikes over East Norton viaduct... which they have now destroyed by explosion.

I was away for a year, came back from Australia and the viaduct had vanished
shame it's gone
 
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