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ER Class O4 at the first Woodhead tunnel. Photo: H Weston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAZETTEER: TUNNELS

Tunnel Location Length

mi yd

Severn (G.W.R.) Pilning-Severn Tunnel J. 4 628
Totley (M.R.) Dore & Totley-Grindleford 3 950
Standedge (L.N.W.R.) Marsden-Diggle 3 64
Woodhead (G.C.) Dunford Bridge-Woodhead 3 22
Mersey (Mersey R.) Liverpool 2 1303
Sodbury (G.W.R.) Badminton-Chipping Sodbury 2 924
Disley (M.R.) Hazel Grove-(near) Disley 2 346
Festiniog (L.N.W.R.) Roman Bridge-Blaenau Festiniog 2 338
Bramhope (N.E.R.) Horsforth-Arthington 2 241
Cowburn (M.R.) Edale-Chinley 2 182
Sevenoaks (S.E.C.R.) Sevenoaks-Hildenborough 1 1693
Rhondda (R. & S.B.R) Blaengwynfi-Treherbert 1 1683
Morley (L.N.W.R.) Morley-Batley 1 1609
Box (G.W.R.) Corsham-Box 1 1452
Catesby (G.C.) Charwelton-Braunston 1 1237
Dove Holes (M.R.) Peak Forest-Chapel-en-le-Frith 1 1224
Summit (L.Y.R.) Littleborough-Walsden 1 1125
Victoria (L.N.W.R.) Edge Hill-Riverside(Liverpool) 1 946
Ponsbourne (G.N.) Cuffley-Bayford 1 924
Blea Moor (M.R.) Ribblehead-Dent 1 869
Bolsover (G.C.) Bolsover-Scarcliffe 1 864
Polhill (S.E.C.R.) Knockholt-Dunton Green 1 851
Queensbury (G.N.) Holmfield-Queensbury 1 741
Merthyr (G.W.R.) Abernant-Merthyr 1 737
Kilsby (L.N.W.R.) Welton-Rugby 1 666
Lydden (S.E.C.R.) Shepherdswell-Kearsney 1 609
Gildersome (L.N.W.R.) Gildersome-Birstal Town 1 571
Strood (S.E.C.R.) Higham-Strood 1 569
Oxted (L.B.S.C.R.) Woldingham-Oxted 1 501
Clayton (L.B.S.C.R.) Hassocks-Preston Park 1 499
Penge (S.E.C.R.) Sydenham Hill-Penge East 1 381
Merstham (L.B.S.C.R.) Coulsdon North-Earlswood 1 353
Greenock (C.R.) Greenock West-Fort Matilda 1 351
Bradway (M.R.) Dronfield-Dore & Totley 1 267
Sough (L.Y.R.) Entwistle-Spring Vale 1 255
Watford New (L.N.W.R.) Watford J.-King's Langley 1 230
Llangyfelach (G.W.R.) Llangyfelach-Felin Fran 1 192
Abbotscliffe (S.E.C.R) Folkestone Central-Dover 1 182
Halton (G.W.R.,L.N.W.R.) Norton-Halton 1 176
Caerphilly (R.R.) Llanishen-Caerphilly 1 173
Corby (M.R.) Corby-Gretton 1 166
Wenvoe (Barry) Wenvoe-Drope J. 1 108
Sapperton (G.W.R.) Kemble-Chalford 1 100
Sharnbrook (M.R.) Sharnbrook-Irchester 1 100
Glaston (M.R.) Harringworth-Manton 1 82
Belsize Second (M.R.) Kentish Town-West Hampstead 1 75
Merstham (S.E.C.R.) Coulsdon South-Merstham 1 73
Combe Down (S.D.J.) Bath-Midford 1 69
Watford Old (L.N.W.R.) Watford-King's Langley 1 51
Glenfield (M.R.) Leicester (W Bridge)-Glenfield 1 36
Clay Cross (M.R.) Stretton-Clay Cross 1 24
Harecastle South (N.S.) Chatterley-Harecastle 1 03

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All of the tunnels are twin-track except for Combe Down, Festiniog, Glenfield, Merthyr and Rhondda which are single track. Sharnbrook Tunnel is on the freight lines.

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