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Millhouse 26-09-2010 20:57

Tiviot Dale Rail Tunnel, Manchester 24/09/10
 
Visited with Ojay, Woodburner, Doc P, and AEB.

After exploring Dodge Hill Air Raid Shelters, Ojay told us about this beaut of a tunnel literally next to the shelters.

The tunnel was 252 yards long and ran under the air raid shelters, and has now been backfilled from either end. This makes for a very awkward stoop to get to the centre of the tunnel. In the center of the tunnel a massive frame has been constructed to support the old brickwork to prevent collapse.

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3058.jpg

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3048.jpg

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3039.jpg

Old sleepers on the floor
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3047.jpg

Old school wedges between the tunnel roof and the frame
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3046.jpg

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3052.jpg

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/a...0/IMG_3068.jpg

Great end to the night this was, good place for dicking about

woodburner 26-09-2010 21:24

This was a cool little bonus explore. Tidy shots again. :)

Most of mine look very similar apart from this one where someone wandered in front of the camera with a head torch on!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...t/IMG_1683.jpg

n10694 26-09-2010 21:43

An old British Rail friend told me that when they were building the motorway adjacent, that they had to inspect the rail tunnel continously for damage, because it was so close.

paddy 09-11-2010 19:40

ahhh i didnt knw about this place nice 1 lads was gna go check out the air raid shelters 1 day but i'll keep my eyes pealed for this place

sneak 09-11-2010 20:40

Nice work seen this before think andyJ covered it?

Walrus75 23-11-2010 23:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4737carlin (Post 129190)
... I'm sure I read the frame was to stop a possible collapse and potential damage to the church, although it may only have been a theory

To prevent this kinda thing happening --> http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tun...iftonhall.html

Here --> http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.50...20&r=0&src=msa

noney82 31-03-2011 21:16

does anyone know were the other end of the tunnel is or has it been buried? sorry to bring a old thread back to life but was only one i found that wasnt closed

The Smurfinator 31-03-2011 21:23

I think it has been buried - when we went a couple of guys went as far as they could but said it had been back-filled to the roof and there was no way out...

The supports in the middle are directly under the church, and a school I believe?

I don't know what it is about this tunnel but I love it, it just feels nice somehow and it has to be one of the most photogenic tunnels I've ever seen....

noney82 01-04-2011 00:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Smurfinator (Post 137763)
I think it has been buried - when we went a couple of guys went as far as they could but said it had been back-filled to the roof and there was no way out...

The supports in the middle are directly under the church, and a school I believe?

I don't know what it is about this tunnel but I love it, it just feels nice somehow and it has to be one of the most photogenic tunnels I've ever seen....

what about from the outside cant it been seen/found or do you think maybe its under the school too

buddah 01-04-2011 13:47

If you google the tiviot line and station it shows where the line used to run and where the tunnel is you it will give you an idea of the length and whats built above it now.


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