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georgie 21-07-2012 21:08

Langton Branch Line/Half Miley Tunnels - Liverpool - July - 2012 -
these tunnels under marsh lane and strand road/bootle new strand station, used to be a railway line, running from langton dock to fazakerley north junction,it closed in the late 1960s.

had this one on the cards for some time now and decided to give it a whirl while in the area

cant find much history or info only what ive posted above taken from a comment on yoliverpool

much lols trying to this and to get to the access point with kevsy21 leading the way stomping through the dense undergrowth down a steep embankment thinking he was bear grylls.

after our scramble down we was stood at the mouth of 2 portals stacked up with thick orange sticky mud....or whatever it was ,bearly visible through the various trees and shrubbery that grow here we made our way in.........................

im pretty sure this has never been done before ....however i could be wrong but ,nevertheless im proud to bring something new to the table.

explored with kevsy21

from what i can gather this pic is what the portal's are supposed to look like ...this one (i think) was taken from a distance up stanley road way, but gives you an idea of what they used to look like.

this is what the hawthorne road end looks like these days.

we decided to head throught the left tunnel first simply because it was the easiest to negotiate however the think orangey mud still proved a challenge to get across into the right tunnel.

access point across into the other tunnel.

the right side looks like this.

we was wondering up ahead what the light was...maybe an airshaft?? originally when we got to this point we thought we had stumbled on some sort of old station maybe...after further investigation it turns out its a suspended underground walkway for the gasworks that were above us currently disused.

further on up past the gasworks walkway the water seemed to get deeper and our safe walkway at the side of each tunnel was now begining to disappear and our wellies would have to turn into waders to probably carry on , but after further investigation afterwards were led to believe its been filled up to street level.

ill be back...................possibly in waders

Snake Oil 21-07-2012 21:43

good stuff, you need to get onto that bridge too! :thumbs

georgie 21-07-2012 22:18


Originally Posted by Snake Oil (Post 148408)
good stuff, you need to get onto that bridge too! :thumbs

cheers bud....ohh of course ill be up that we have it sussed now ;)

sallybear 22-07-2012 10:19

Fantastic stuff!!

The Cat Crept In 22-07-2012 12:33

Now that looks fantastic :thumbs

georgie 23-07-2012 12:04

thanks for your comments im glad to get this one done and bring something new again to the table

much much more to come aswell..............

Gibbo 25-07-2012 12:47

I've got an old book on the River Mersey which details all the underground lines at the time. I'll photograph and upload it later.

georgie 25-07-2012 23:20

nice one man cant wait to see it

Gibbo 26-07-2012 12:59

Here you go, not the best quality, I'll try again later:

georgie 05-08-2012 12:56

was recently sent an old picture of the portals of these tunnels

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