SE0109 : Tunnel Excavation Mound

taken 10 years ago, near to Bleak Hey Nook, Oldham, Great Britain

Tunnel Excavation Mound
Tunnel Excavation Mound
In 1894 the London and North Western Railway built the Standege railway tunnel.
It consisted of a double track and at a length of 3 miles, 60 yards (4806 m).
SE0008 : Standedge Railway Tunnel
During the building of the tunnel the spoil was brought to the surface and dumped on the moors in the area around each ventilator shaft.
These mounds of earth are a common sight on the surface along the route of the tunnel below SE0210 : Spoil heap over railway tunnels, Marsden
Even after over 100 years very little vegetation grows on the sides of these mounds.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 July, 2007
Category
Railway tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 016 091 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7096N 1:58.6113W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 013 092
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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