NZ8514 : Sandsend tunnel south portal

near to Lythe, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Sandsend tunnel south portal
Sandsend tunnel south portal
Tunnel mouth at Sandsend. This should never have been built; when the railway was planned by its original contractors, they chose a route along the clifftops. However, the contractor got into financial difficulties, and by the time a new contractor had been appointed, much of the planned route had fallen into the sea, so Sandsend and Kettleness tunnels were built instead. They were still built on the cheap though, and when the diggings from each end met in the middle, they didn't quite line up properly.
There are some great photos from inside the tunnel on the fabulous "Forgotten Relics of an Enterprising Age" site, at LinkExternal link
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2003
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Date Taken
June 2003   (more nearby)
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Friday, 14 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8539 1415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.9280N 0:40.9491W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8540 1414
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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