Eshiels Tunnel

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

Company: Galashiels, Innerleithen and Peebles Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: John Furnevel

Make contact: John Furnevel

Date: 01/08/2010

Image number: 30347

Tags: Tunnel
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