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Title: Summit Tunnel - LYR00285

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Summit Tunnel - LYR00285

Description

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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Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

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PHDA - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

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Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

Identifier

LYR00285.tif

Citation

Unknown, “Summit Tunnel - LYR00285,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2020, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/12936.

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