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Arrow ARCHIVE: Stalybridge New tunnel - Feb 2010 - 29-03-2010, 18:55

Another mini-tunnel on the old Micklehurst loop line in the Stalybridge- Diggle area of Lancashire.

This one's 315yds long, built 1888 & kept on into the 1970's serving a power station in the area, the rest of the line having closed in 1966.

Was also the scene of an accident in the tunnel in August 1913, no -one killed fortunately. A Leeds-Llandudno express ran into the rear of a slow goods train going slow, making a bit of a mess!

A construction shaft sits midway through, having been capped off many years ago. A viaduct was also beyond the wall at the east end, but got demolished in the 80's

The west portal

Looking west:

Looking east at the wall:

Were the line would have diverged from the current mainline (the bridge abutments furthest)

More at the Ytube vid:

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