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Dudley Railway Tunnel - February 2016

Buffalo

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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.​

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Cor that's some funky looking red sludge. Would've liked to have seen more pics of the actual tunnel, although cone head did make me laugh at the end :p  

 

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@The_Raw I wish I'd have gotten more but I use a bridge camera and didn't understand it much back then so couldn't really take many low-light shots  :p

 

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By the way: I hope, I always (at least mostly) use the right words. ;)   Sometimes I have to use an online translator (I'm from Germany). For example I didn't know the word "penultimate". :)  

 

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By the way: I hope, I always (at least mostly) use the right words. ;)   Sometimes I have to use an online translator (I'm from Germany). For example I didn't know the word "penultimate". :)  


That's fine! I understood everything you said in all your comments on my posts  :)

 
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