View east from the former Woodhead station on 24 May showing the single bore Woodhead tunnels of 1845 & 1852, alongside the double track tunnel built for the 1954 Manchester-Sheffield-Wath electrification. Life for the crews of steam locomotives in the days of the 3 mile long single bore tunnels, particularly those westbound hauling the heavy trans-Pennine coal trains from Wath concentration yards, must have been hell.
Photographer: John McIntyre
Contact photographer: John McIntyre
Image number: 19226Tags: Tunnel