C7536 : Downhill railway tunnel

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Castlerock, Northern Ireland

Downhill railway tunnel
Downhill railway tunnel
The western entrance to Downhill Railway Tunnel directly below Mussenden Temple.
Downhill Railway Tunnel
Railway tunnel through cliffs at Downhill which runs directly below Mussenden Temple. The tunnel, 275 metres in length, was blasted in 1846 and apparently attracted crowds of up to 12,000. Upon completion 500 people celebrated at a huge banquet held within the tunnel itself, an event that became known as the 'Great Blast'.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Railways  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Downhill  Mussenden Temple  Downhill Tunnel 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 757 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.0663N 6:48.6883W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 757 362
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Railway Tunnel  Railway Track 

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