Hillhead (Edlingham) Tunnel

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    ".....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 westwards at its southern extreme before adopting a straight course. Built for the route's single line, it was lined entirely in red brick which came from a local brickworks, connected to the construction site by a two-mile tramway. Numerous ample refuges were provided as well as two ventilation shafts, 4 feet in diameter. These have concrete rings at their bases. The portals are similar in design - both fashioned from stone, with buttresses and triangular wing walls either side of the entrances......"
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    Link: http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tunnels/gallery/hillhead.html
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 1 month ago
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