SK1273 : Eastern portal of Chee Tor Tunnel

taken 8 years ago, near to Miller's Dale, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Eastern portal of Chee Tor Tunnel
Eastern portal of Chee Tor Tunnel
Compare with Alan Heardman's SK1273 : Chee Tor Tunnel, taken in 2008 before the tunnel was reopened to walkers and cyclists.
These tunnels (Chee Tor no. 2 is just the other end of this one) were opened in May 1863 as part of the Midland Railway's line between Manchester and London. The line closed just over a hundred years later, a victim of Beeching's axe. The route was purchased in 1981 by the Peak District National Park Authority, who opened the Monsal Trail along part of its route. Chee Tor Tunnel was opened for pedestrians and cyclists in 2011. There's more information, and some pictures of the tunnels in use by trains, at the excellent "Forgotten Relics of an Enterprising Age" website at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1287 7327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.3770N 1:48.5128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1297 7329
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Old Railway Tunnel  Monsal Trail  Chee Tor 

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