Woodhead

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.

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: 19226

Tags: Tunnel
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