NZ7516 : Ridge lane abandoned tramway tunnel

taken 9 years ago, near to Roxby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Ridge lane abandoned tramway tunnel
Ridge lane abandoned tramway tunnel
The last tram to run through here was in 1916. A new inclined section was built from the mine site North to connect with the nearby Middlesbrough-Whitby line. The tunnel was then surplus to requirements and abandoned. Ridge Lane tunnel is around 400 yards long. I was really pleased to see the old sleepers still place; they still had the track bolts intact. It's easy to imagine the rails still in situ on this shot.

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Sunday, 18 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 754 168 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.4784N 0:50.1552W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 753 168
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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