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Everything posted by Lenston

  1. Germany Toilet Bunker (Nov. 2014)

    Looks a good place this mate, some good pics there
  2. UK Box and Swan Mine

    Just as it happened
  3. Stunning location mate and lovely images there, place looks amazing
  4. UK Box and Swan Mine

    Nice mate, was a pleasure as always
  5. Hello from The Netherlands!

    Welcome along, look forward to seeing things from you
  6. Hi from France

    Welcome to the forum, i seem to remember some good things underneath Paris Look forward to seeing some reports
  7. Great footage, real shame about that place with its history
  8. Photo of the day

    A little tour in Wilts yesterday, thanks to Extreme ironing, Sentinel and Jess for coming down, was a good day.
  9. Germany Health Resort - visit 11/2014

    Need to get over there, some cracking locations mate
  10. Germany Health Resort - visit 11/2014

    That place is stunning mate, great photography
  11. Belgium Church of Trek, Belgium - October 2014

    Place looks amazing and some cracking pics there mate
  12. Hey all

    Hey, welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing these reports
  13. Some nice bits and bobs left there mate
  14. Belgium Blue Christ Church -- November 2014

    Lovely images mate, looks a great location
  15. Hi there.

    Welcome along, wheres these pics??
  16. This place certainly isn't, dodgy floors last time I was there is an understatement.
  17. Ebenezer Chapel. Nov 2014

    Nice one mate, looks a cool place inside
  18. Very nice that mate, got some great history that place as well
  19. Hello from Essex :)

    Welcome along mate, i know the name etc, good to see you over here
  20. Cracking stuff there mate
  21. Visited with a non member I had been to this tunnel before but i promised a mate i would show him around, its an amazing tunnel and you feel it could be used tomorrow if needed as it is in excellent condition inside. Some history To reach its junction with the South Wales Main Line, the Wye Valley Railway first had to penetrate a limestone outcrop beneath Wallhope Grove. This was achieved by means of the 1,188-yard Tidenham Tunnel which took trains from the steep-sided gorge at its northern end into green and pleasant farmland. Constructed by Reed Bros of London, it consumed the lion's share of the route's �318,000 overall cost, taking two years to build at a rate of six feet per day and extending much further than its planned length of 715 yards. The south entrance is located immediately beyond the former site of Netherhope Halt and its adjacent overbridge. Curving immediately to the west, its straight central section is reached after around 250 yards. A lone ventilation shaft - the lower part of which is unlined - is encountered after a further � mile, a little beyond the halfway point. Another curve then takes the track to the northern portal. Opened on 1st November 1876, the tunnel was driven on a falling gradient to the north of 1:100. Much to the benefit of the line's financiers, the geology thereabouts was thought extremely stable and consequently the tunnel was built largely without a lining. Most of its central section remains so today. The discomfort experienced by passengers as they passed through was attributed to the rock floor, whilst this and its very tight gauge apparently caused excessive noise. There are two areas where a partial free-standing lining was inserted - one immediately beyond the south portal and a second nearer the middle. These effectively act as masonry 'wallpaper' for the haunches and soffit, supported by shallow brick arches and stone pillars. It is not clear whether they were built during construction or installed later as a result of concerns over material falling into the four-foot. There are also a number of sections where a brick arch was later added - generally quite short and three rings thick. During its later life, the condition of the tunnel deteriorated and it was the subject of some refurbishment in 1959, the year passenger services ended. The line through to Tintern Quarry, including the tunnel, was retained to serve limestone traffic. However its state was such that British Rail decided to mothball the route towards the end of 1981. Official closure came in 1986, although some reports quote 1988. Today the tracks are still down but. unsurprisingly, rusted up. A couple of minor rock falls have occurred. Though generally dry, the tunnel features some remarkable localised mineral displays.August 2008 saw British Railways Board (Residuary), Tidenham's owners, erected palisade fences across both entrances. But access remains possible for the four species of bat found hibernating within it. Some Pics Thanks for looking
  22. Some of the best ive seen from this place mate, really nice images there, first and last pic for me
  23. Belgium Holy Nurse Sept 2014

    Those organ keys are something else