Monday, March 26, 2007

What we made with our hands and our hearts

A mural of unknown origin, adorning a disused railway tunnel ventilation shaft on Dead Edge, above Dunford Bridge, to the south of Holmfirth.

Because iLiKETRAiNS have a new single out today.

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Blogger Tim Chapman said...

My good friend Graeme writes, from Antipodean exile:
I do hope that that is a former ventilation shaft of Woodhead Tunnel on your photo, since that is a 1940/50s electric locomotive of a sort only ever used on the Woodhead route from Manchester-Sheff. They lasted into the 70's (maybe the early 80s) but got the chop along with the route itself. Would be a damn useful line now, too. Amongst the more stupid line closures, really.

It is indeed from the Woodhead Tunnel, just above Dunford Bridge at the eastern end. Intriguingly, the tunnel was apparently considered as a possible conduit for one carriageway of the aborted M67.

10:29 am, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tim Chapman said...

News on a possible future for the tunnel from the Sheffield Star:
MINISTERS have come under pressure to protect the disused Woodhead tunnel rail route linking Sheffield to Manchester from sale to developers.
The Tories claim the trans-Pennine railway line should be saved because it could be a vital transport route in the future.
The expansion of Sheffield and Manchester could lead to the route once again becoming an important "transport corridor" between the two cities...

12:25 pm, April 30, 2007  
Blogger Pete said...

I know who did that mural :-0 we revisted it again last week

11:42 pm, May 13, 2009  

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