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UK Haddon Tunnel, Derbyshire - November 2016

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The History

 

There isn't really a great lot to say about this place as its only a train tunnel but the reason behind this being built in the first place is still a little funny. Located in Derbyshire, the 967 meter tunnel was constructed for the sole reason of hiding the view of the railway where this passed Haddon House from the Duke of Rutland. This was clear sign of the Dukes determination to preserve his countryside view :-D. The tunnel was opened in 1863 and remained this way  until 1967 when the line eventually closed. There are plans for a future restoration of the tunnel to extend heritage rail services however this will likely require some fundraising to be a possibility.

 

The Explore

 

Again there isn't really a lot that i can about the explore as this is just a walk from one end of the tunnel to the other but the ventilation shafts do create some cool shots in here however I only ended up coming out with a handful. Even though it was only small and not much of a challenge it was still a fun visit and was worth the wander.

 

 

 

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Thanks for looking! :)

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19 hours ago, Dubbed Navigator said:

Some call it dedication to the countryside, others would say he just had too much money :)

There is definitely that also yeah :D 

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