Law Tunnel (1831-1861)
Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.
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.
Offset at Back of Law
Dundee Ward Road
Dundee Trades Lane
Baldovan and Downfield
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Other railway and industry locations
Dundee Ward Road Shed
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Dock Street Tunnel
Dundee East End Mineral Depot
Dundee West Goods
Dundee Earl Grey Dock
Dundee Signalling Centre
|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.'