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Default 06-04-2011, 15:38

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Good pictures, was the old wooden steps gone. If they are still there you can get in on that side, the railings where loose and you could just about squeeze over the top of them.

That culvert looks interesting, is it close to that railway bridge?


Oh ive just noticed theres a pipe missing there used to be four pipes down there.
Yes the wooden steps have gone, now metal on both sides, I went down when they were wooden (I know the guy who owns the field) but its totally locked now. There used too be 5 pipes many years ago. That culvert isnt a million miles away


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Yes the wooden steps have gone, now metal on both sides, I went down when they were wooden (I know the guy who owns the field) but its totally locked now. There used too be 5 pipes many years ago. That culvert isnt a million miles away

Ah right i only seen it when there was 4 pipes but that was still about 17 years ago. I remember them steps well though proper rickerty they seemed ready top collapse at any moment.


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Ah right i only seen it when there was 4 pipes but that was still about 17 years ago. I remember them steps well though proper rickerty they seemed ready top collapse at any moment.
Yes, yes they were lol. you ever seen the newly discovered culvert before?


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Yes, yes they were lol. you ever seen the newly discovered culvert before?
No ive not ive got a good idea where you i think you mean though. And id be surprised if anyone else has, so by rights you get to name it.


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No ive not ive got a good idea where you i think you mean though. And id be surprised if anyone else has, so by rights you get to name it.
Yes its very very very well hidden, i lived near there for 15 years and never found it. Will be going through it soon with snakeoil if you want a look


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Yes its very very very well hidden, i lived near there for 15 years and never found it. Will be going through it soon with snakeoil if you want a look

yeah yeah i might bob up with you if im not doing owt its only 2 mins form where i live.


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Fascinating pics of that old culvert! I had a good look through the gratings into the tunnel but never spotted the culvert and I walked the entire length of line from the A6 to the M61! Will have to be extra observant next time round. On the trackbed itself, there's an old railway telegraph pole with all the porcelain insulator pots, but apart from that, I found little of interest, bar the old loco in the scrapyard that is sadly rusting away. Would love to explore that culvert. Is there anything else round this area (my stomping ground) worth looking at?
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Fascinating pics of that old culvert! I had a good look through the gratings into the tunnel but never spotted the culvert and I walked the entire length of line from the A6 to the M61! Will have to be extra observant next time round. On the trackbed itself, there's an old railway telegraph pole with all the porcelain insulator pots, but apart from that, I found little of interest, bar the old loco in the scrapyard that is sadly rusting away. Would love to explore that culvert. Is there anything else round this area (my stomping ground) worth looking at?
Yeah not much to see on the old line itself, there is a coupleof interesting formations if you follow the line down through hulton park on google maps. Im from four lane ends and I know the area very well, well I thought I did until we discovered the culvert


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