Gareth (garethness) wrote in abandonedplaces,
Gareth
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Rural Leicestershire (UK)

Here's a double wammy of photos for you. First off is an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of fields in east Leicestershire.
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The second is of some relics of railway history. The Great Northern Railway had a spur out to Leicester between Peterborough/Newark to Leicester, with stations at several of the villages along the way. When the line closed in the mid 1950's, they only demolished one side of a rail tunnel for some reason. This leaves a steep cutting with a tunnel entrance, covered with a rusting steel cover to prevent entry (until someone was good enough to bring a blowtorch along), but no exit. It is approximately half a mile in length, judging by the last air vent duct.

Tunnel entrance
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For all the photos, you can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/garethness/sets/72157616383980047/

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