2015

SE1030 : North portal of Queensbury railway tunnel

taken 9 years ago, near to Queensbury, Bradford, England

North portal of Queensbury railway tunnel
North portal of Queensbury railway tunnel
Queensbury was a triangular junction station with lines to Bradford, Keighley and Halifax (including a branch to St Paul's high level station). This is a view of the portal of the tunnel on the Halifax line, sixty years since the station closed in 1955 (although tracks were not lifted until 1966). See SE1030 : Queensbury tunnel air shaft collapse for a photo by someone else inside the tunnel, and LinkExternal link has much more detail on the history of the station.

The track approaching the tunnel had evidence of recent vehicle movements, and the tunnel portal itself is less overgrown than ten years earlier SE1030 : Railway tunnel, Queensbury, suggesting that someone is using it for storage or other purposes.

The station was a long way below Queensbury village and more convenient for railway operations than for passengers.

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Geographical Context: Railways Derelict, Disused other tags: Disused Railway Tunnel Railway Tunnel Portal Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Queensbury Station [17] · Bradford and Halifax [15] · Village [8] · History of the Station [2] ·
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Photographer
Stephen Craven   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 8 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1040 3085 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.4332N 1:50.6208W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1042 3087
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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