The west portal of the 1954 Woodhead tunnel on 24 May 2008. This 3 mile double track tunnel was built for the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath electrification and replaced the 2 original single track mid 19th century tunnels alongside. Passenger services over Woodhead ceased in 1970 with the last train using the tunnel in 1981.

Location: Woodhead

Company: Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway

Photographer: John McIntyre

Contact photographer: John McIntyre

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Date: 24/05/2008

Image number: 19203

Tags: Tunnel
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