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  1. France TéGéWé - 08/2013

    My hometown is very particular. It's not a big city and its kind of lost between bigger ones. But at least, we have a famous car race who happens every year here. ... and a giant train depot ! "TGV (French: Train à Grande Vitesse, "high-speed train") is France's intercity high-speed rail service, operated by SNCF, the national rail operator. A TGV test train set the record for the fastest wheeled train, reaching 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) on 3 April 2007. In mid-2011, scheduled TGV trains operated at the highest speeds in conventional train service in the world, regularly reaching 320 km/h (200 mph) on the LGV Est, LGV Rhin-Rhône, and LGV Méditerranée. Following the inaugural service between Paris and Lyon in 1981 on the LGV Sud-Est ("LGV") (French: Ligne à Grande Vitesse, high-speed line), the network, centred on Paris, has expanded to connect main cities across France and in adjacent countries on combinations of high-speed and conventional lines."
  2. Dudley rail tunnel was opened in 1850 to allow the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line between Stourbridge and Wolverhampton to pass for several hundred yards beneath Dudley. The tunnel was regularly used by passenger trains until 1964, when the town's station closed along with the remaining passenger stations on the line, although goods trains were still allowed to use the line. It finally closed to all trains on 19 March 1993, when the section of railway between Walsall and Brierley Hill was closed after 143 years in use. A cable laying train passed through the tunnel on 2 July 1993 - nearly four months after the line was officially closed. Explored with @plod and a 28DL member. Plod
  3. On the Merthyr Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway line. It has 2 bores - one sort of pedestrianised & the other closed off. Pics First conduit had footprints in but I didn't fancy it. Second is waterlogged & has a metal grill over it. Looks like a tractor has been through here at some point Closed bore - a lot wetter. On the way to the entrance I saw the exit to this tunnel off to the right in the valley below & was wondering how to climb down to it when I found the entrance. Inside. Unlike the rail tunnel it runs down at an angle and could have been real fun if it had have been slippery. & out the end. Thanks for looking.
  4. My local - been here many times but never got into this one. access courtesy of Mr Wombat Designed and built by George Stephenson, the railway linking Northampton with Market Harborough capitalised on the huge amounts of ironstone found in Northamptonshire during the 1850s. At Great Oxendon and Kelmarsh, the route ran through pairs of single bore tunnels. Both Up line structures feature ventilation shafts and now form part of the Brampton Valley Way. This one is the one that bends. old pics 24 Ox 2 inner south by Infraredd, on Flickr 25 Ox 2 inner north by Infraredd, on Flickr new pics Oxendon closed tunnel 01 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 03 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 06 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 07 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 08 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 13 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 15 by Infraredd, on Flickr Oxendon closed tunnel 16 by Infraredd, on Flickr set https://www.flickr.com/photos/infraredd/sets/72157635442580490/ Thanks for looking
  5. Yet another delayed report! Visited with TBM and Friends. Very little on this but what I do know is it was possibly used by The Atomic Weapons Research Establishment as a fuel sidings for trains. The site is very trashed and looks to have been closed for at least a decade. Not much left but an ok mooch for an hour or so. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Again a bit crap but a good hour or so More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157644920215978
  6. Wolverton Railway Works History Wolverton railway works was established in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, by the London and Birmingham Railway Company in 1838 at the midpoint of the 112 miles (180 km)-long route from London to Birmingham. The line was developed by Robert Stephenson following the great success of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line. The Victorian era new towns of Wolverton and New Bradwell were built to house the workers and service the works. The older towns of Stony Stratford and Newport Pagnell grew substantially too, being joined to it by a tramway and branch line (known as the "Newport Nobby"), respectively. The trams were also hauled by steam locomotives: the tram cars were certainly the largest ever in the UK and possibly the world. In modern times Wolverton railway works remains notable as the home of the British Royal Train but otherwise is very much reduced from its heyday. As of 2013, the facility is much reduced: a full-scale train maintenance, repairs and refurbishment works is operated at the western end of the site, the central area is derelict but slated for redevelopment, the eastern end is a Tesco store with canal-side housing development at the extreme eastern end. My Visit Visited with Southside Assassin, was a great explore, for some reason I wasn't expecting much from Wolverton, perhaps just the description of Railway works and not being a trainspotter, it didn't really get my juices flowing. I couldn't have been more wrong!! Once inside I could see this was going to be a great explore, it has everything, high parts, underground cellars, industrial equipment, in fact I would liken it to a mini Millennium Mills type explore. We mooched around for 5hrs in this place, I loved it! Once again thank you to Southside Assassin for introducing me to this little nugget. The place is mostly made of wood, so hasnt stood the test of time very well, its very spongy and downright dangerous in some places, not sure how much longer this place has left, not long! The Cellars Lower Floor 1st Floor Thank you for looking!
  7. These photos were taken at the derelict Dunaskin brick works near Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, Scotland It used to be the base for a heritage centre until funding was withdrawn in 2005. The Ayrshire railway preservation group use the site which means access is good and there are some interesting locos, carriages etc to see.
  8. UK Old rail repair shop.

    A day out smootchin and what's this place i pass many times and never seen until today !!!!!, a repair shop for steam trains....... nice place but I can not give any history on this place or about trains (not my subject sorry), never the less they were very helpful so on with the pics... hope you liked, ill try and go again some time and get some worthy history about each chooo chooooooo all i know is some are from poland (rescued) and one in re build stage from america also some were used in ww2.....
  9. This may be of interest for the climbers out there, somewhere to practice. Sandling was once the junction for a branch line which chugged down the hill to Hythe and Sandgate, doubtless carrying many expectant holidaymakers until its closure in 1951. You can walk most of the old line all the way to hythe. The bridge is almost backfilled at the far end, and over the years has turned into a pond in a tunnel, there where even small fish in it. http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.088723&lon=1.069009&z=16.4&r=0&src=msl The west entrance to the tunnel: Looking in: Up on top: Looking back towards Sandling station:
  10. explored with comfort explorer. this is a dissued railway tunnel in royal tunbridge wells a great place to test out my light painting skills lol this is probably one of my favoirte pictures ive ever taken so far just love it and my friend fido