Law Tunnel

Location type

Tunnel


Name and dates

Law Tunnel (1831-1861)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


Description

This is a disused 330 yds long single bore and single track tunnel. The line passed under the eastern part of Dundee Law in a tunnel. To the south was the Law Incline which dropped down to Dundee Ward Road.

There was an engine house at the top of the incline, south end of the tunnel.

With the opening of the Law Deviation in 1861 (one of the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Scottish Central Railway)) the tunnel was abandoned.

As with the Scotland Street Tunnel the tunnel became a mushroom farm owned by the same Scottish Mushroom Company after closure.

It was used as an air raid shelter in the Second World War.

The entrances are now stopped up at either end.

07/11/2019

Tags

Tunnel

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map

Nearby stations
Offset at Back of Law
Cross Roads
Dundee Ward Road
Lochee
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Dundee West
Dundee
Dundee Esplanade
Magdalen Green
Roodyards
Baldovan and Downfield
Lochee West
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Liff

Other railway and industry locations
Law Tunnel
Law Incline
Fairmuir Goods
Lochee Goods
Dundee Ward Road Shed
Fairmuir Junction
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Dock Street Tunnel
Dundee East End Mineral Depot
Seabraes Shed
Maryfield Goods
Dundee West Goods
Dundee Earl Grey Dock
Dundee Signalling Centre
Tourist/other
Dundee Law
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Memories of a tunnel


Regarding the Law Tunnel Gareth (sorry, no second name) e-mailed to say:

'You could get about 500 yards into it and the tunnel was bricked up totally. There was a 'ghost' at the end of the tunnel made up of two planks of wood and a white sheet at the end and to join our gang, you had to touch it.'