Title: Summit Tunnel - LYR00285
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Summit Tunnel - LYR00285
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Manchester & Leeds Railway, People, People at Work, Railway, Railway Ganger, Railways, Summit Tunnel, Tunnel, Tunnel Portal
LYRS 3650 - West portal with tunnel platelayers gang. At the time of its completion in December 1840 at 2885 yards (2663m) it was the longest railway tunnel in the world, but still well short of Standedge canal tunnel at 3.25 miles. As with most early tunnels there were casualties including several fatalities in its construction.
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Unknown, “Summit Tunnel - LYR00285,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2020, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/12936.