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Edlingham Railway Tunnel


The Alnwick to Coldstream (Cornhill) railway branch line was built by the North Eastern Railway and opened in 1887. To avoid the Duke of Northumberland's estate north of Alnwick, the railway initially had to be routed south, with the diversion requiring a tunnel and a viaduct at Edlingham.[1] The tunnel is located just over a mile north of Edlingham Station. The tunnel through Hill Head is 351 yards long and lined in red brick, from a local brickworks. It has 2 ventilation shafts.[2]
Edlingham Alnwick to Cornhill Railway Edlingham Railway Viaduct
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Edlingham Railway Tunnel

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Sheep in pasture beside Air Shaft

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Hillhead (Edlingham) Tunnel
- ".....One-and-a-quarter miles north of Edlingham Station, the railway was forced to penetrate a ridge at Hill Head. This involved a tunnel of 351 yards (structure number AKC/55) - curving slightly ...

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Alnwick to Cornhill Railway
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Alnwick to Cornhill Railway
- Overview About the Cornhill Branch The Alnwick to Coldstream (Cornhill) railway, was opened in 1887 by the North Eastern Railway to link it's Kelso line to its Alnwick Branch. Stations: Signal ...
Edlingham Railway Viaduct
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Edlingham Railway Viaduct
- Overview Map Street View This railway viaduct is located under half a mile north-east of Edlingham in Northumberland, and close to Edlingham Castle. It was built in c.1885 for the ...

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