SK5054 : Kirkby Tunnel, west portal

taken 5 years ago, near to Annesley, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Kirkby Tunnel, west portal
Kirkby Tunnel, west portal
Less than 200 yards long, it runs under the steep but narrow ridge forming Robin Hood's Hills.
It was built in 1848 by the Midland Railway as part of its route from Nottingham to Mansfield. The line closed in 1964, and the tunnel was later filled in. The Robin Hood Line project to restore passenger train services between Nottingham and Mansfield required the provision of a tunnel under Robin Hood's Hill, and studies showed that this tunnel was still in good condition. It was therefore reopened and passenger service resumed in 1995.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 3 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tunnel 
Name (from Tags)
Midland Railway 
Date (from Tags)
1848 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5091 5467 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2096N 1:14.4805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5084 5472
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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