SD9418 : Summit Tunnel south portal

taken 33 years ago, near to Summit, Rochdale, Great Britain

Summit Tunnel south portal
Summit Tunnel south portal
In December 1984 a train of petrol tankers derailed in Summit Tunnel between Todmorden and Littleborough, and a fire ensued reaching temperatures of over 1500 degrees Celsius, and sending columns of fire high into the air through ventilation shafts. Bricks in the tunnel vitrified. After repairs lasting 7 months, the tunnel re-opened after a charity walk through it(the picture here).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 August, 1985   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 September, 2005
Railway tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 94 18 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.7773N 2:5.0825W
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