The south portal of Eshiels tunnel, on the eastern edge of Peebles, seen here on 1 August 2010. The 70 yard long, curved, single-track tunnel, brought the Peebles Railway east out of the town and under the A72 road on its way to Galashiels. The tunnel was sealed and the cutting forming the western approach infilled following closure of the line by BR in 1962. It was recently reopened (spring 2010) as part of a walkway / cycleway between Peebles and Innerleithen, with the project jointly funded by Sustrans and Scottish Borders Council.
Location: Eshiels Tunnel
Photographer: John Furnevel
Make contact: John Furnevel
Image number: 30347Tags: Tunnel