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Lenston

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  1. Nice these Andy, I wish I took a bit more time and took some pictures here that day.
  2. Welcome to the forum, not a bad first post that, quality carpet there as well
  3. Not documented on here and i was passing through so thought i would post it up. History (Forgotten Relics) Overshadowed by its bigger and more celebrated brother called Rhondda, the 164-yard Gelli Tunnel formed part of a line built to connect the collieries of the Rhondda valley with the Swansea Bay ports. As it transpired, the considerable efforts of its engineers never reaped great financial dividends due to the tortuous gradients involved. Heading eastwards from Cymmer, trains clung to the northern side of the Afan gorge, disappearing into Gelli Tunnel on a curve. The first one did so on 2nd July 1890. Both portals and the original lining were built in masonry. An additional two-course brick lining was inserted towards the northern end as part of a subsequent strengthening scheme. A handful of refuges were also provided. The tunnel became surplus to requirements on 13th June 1960 when British Rail opened a connection to the Great Western's parallel Abergwnfi route from the Gelli ground frame. Although the structure remains generally in decent order, the eastern portal has deteriorated considerably since closure. Pics Thanks for looking
  4. UK RAF Coningsby Bomb Dump - lincolnshire - October 2017

    Like the look of this place, some nice snaps there as well
  5. hi everybody

    Welcome along, let me know if you need anything
  6. Thanks Andy, nice chilled wander some of these tunnels
  7. UK Parc Lead Mine - North Wales - Sept 17

    Thanks Andy, nice near death drops here if you fancy it next time you visit
  8. Belgium Shutter Island August '17

    Lovely this
  9. Hi guys! Newbie from London!

    Welcome to the forum
  10. UK RAF Coningsby Weapons Store - October 2017

    Looks a good wander this place, shame i;m not a bit closer
  11. Italy Pharmaceutical Laboratory

    Welcome to the forum
  12. Hello from eastern Germany

    Welcome to the forum, great intro, let me know if you need help with anything, look forward to seeing some content from yourself
  13. Germany Peppermint Powerplant - April 2017

    Lovely pics mate
  14. Hi, Everyone

    Welcome along, let me know if you need anything
  15. Hello

    Welcome to the forum
  16. Hello from Italy!

    Welcome to the forum, think i flew from Bergamo a few years back, welcome along
  17. UK Betamax House..

    Some cool bits left there
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