SE0727 : Wheatley tunnel air shaft

taken 14 years ago, near to Ovenden, Calderdale, England

Wheatley tunnel air shaft
Wheatley tunnel air shaft
At first glance this might look something out of M.C. Escher's portfolio! This is actually an air shaft in the roof of Wheatley tunnel looking up to the world above. Abandoned tunnels usually had the top of the shaft demolished; the shafts were then capped off to stop anyone falling down them. The decking in Wheatley appears to have deteriorated badly, a large hole lets in enough daylight to create this amazing blue glow. A square brick lining has been built around this shaft due to its dangerous nature. The top of this shaft is situated on Cousin Lane and can be seen here LinkExternal link The 819 yard Wheatley tunnel is on the closed Bloomfield to St Paul's line. The Halifax High Level Railway was opened in 1890. The last train along this branch line was in 1960. More information about this railway line can be found here LinkExternal link

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Category: Tunnel > Tunnel
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Cousin Lane [15] · Looking [15] ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 May, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 073 273 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5218N 1:53.4480W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 073 273
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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