SD9420 : Summit Tunnel, North Portal

taken 33 years ago, near to Warland, Calderdale, Great Britain

Summit Tunnel, North Portal
Summit Tunnel, North 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. This shows the crowds emerging.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 August, 1985   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 October, 2005
Railway tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 941 207 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.9635N 2:5.4483W
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