2007

SE1030 : Queensbury tunnel

taken 17 years ago, near to Queensbury, Bradford, England

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Queensbury tunnel
Queensbury tunnel
Queensbury tunnel (2501yds) is one of the longest and deepest railway tunnels in England.
Queensbury was on the G.N.R line serving the Northern industrial towns of Bradford, Halifax & Keighley. It was built in 1879, passenger services ceased in 1955.
A big problem in the tunnel's history was giant icicles forming on cold winter nights. A steam engine used to be parked here overnight to prevent this in later years. The line used to be known as the Alpine route due to its hilly nature.

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Category: Railway tunnel
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Bradford and Halifax [15] · Longest and Deepest Railway Tunnels in England [6] Title Clusters: · Queensbury tunnel [3] ·
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SE1030, 306 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
philld   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 19 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 October, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 10 30 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.2443N 1:50.5305W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 098 317
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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