SE2904 : Looking down to the tunnel mouth

taken 18 days ago, near to Silkstone Common, Barnsley, Great Britain

Looking down to the tunnel mouth
Looking down to the tunnel mouth
The east portal of the lower of the two Silkstone tunnels on the Wombwell to Silkstone West line. This was one of the steepest gradients on a British railway. The noise of four steam locomotives getting a loaded coal train up the bank to Penistone must have been terrific (and conditions in the tunnels appalling). The line was electrified for the last 30 years or so of its existence.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2901 0408 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9548N 1:33.8283W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2903 0407
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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