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Anyone feel the need to be MOD?
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:14 pm by meanwood_monks
Been thinking about this for a while now.

Some of you guys/gals have been here since day 1. Cheers for all your support over this time.
Was wondering if anyone was wanting to keep an eye on things and have MOD rights here.



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 Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics

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PostSubject: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:16 pm

Its been a typical November night, cold, windy and conditions underfoot are very muddy. Travelling for over a mile down a pitted and steep road we park up and get ready to enter the Queensbury Tunnel, at 2501 yards the eigth longest tunnel in England.


Looking back towards the portal


This is my first tunnel. I can see what all the fuss is all about. It's quite good down here.


Ventilation shaft #1 appears after a few minutes. A constant torrent of water pours day and night from the roof of the tunnel. The noise is pretty impressive, echoing around the brickwork.


My camera wasn't built for this. A four second expose is fairly rubbish in near darkness.


Todays trip is not that far in; just to the first of the five ventilation shafts that remain. Three ventilation shafts were abandoned before completion due to water ingress.
Close up of ventilation shaft #1.


Sign


The tunnel has been shut since the 28th May 1956. A mile into the darkness the tunnel is flooded and the water reaches the roof as the tunnel descends. The other end of the tunnel is now completely underwater.
Much of the water drains away through drains in the centre of the tunnel. Some of them have no covers anymore, and are potentially lethal in the dark.


This trip wasn't a full journey through, but really cool. Wellies are an essential if this is on your list.
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PostSubject: Re: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:42 pm

Cracknig shots Rich. Especially with a short exposure too.
Glad you enjoyed it mate!
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PostSubject: Re: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:48 am

Awesome shots there mate. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:49 am


I'll put a few of mine here from the trip as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:17 am

Nice one mate. They are really clear. I love the one looking outside from in the tunnel through the fence. Nice colours on them too!
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PostSubject: Re: Ventilation shaft #1, Queensbury Tunnel Nov 2008 8 pics   Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:37 am

Rich wrote:
Nice one mate. They are really clear. I love the one looking outside from in the tunnel through the fence. Nice colours on them too!
That's your nifty torch work there Rich.
Nice one mate Very Happy
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