Penmanshiel Tunnel

Location type

Tunnel


Name and dates

Penmanshiel Tunnel (1846-1979)

Opened on the North British Railway.


Description

This was a single tunnel, 244m long on the former North British Railway, now the East Coast Main Line.

During upgrade work to increase the clearance for larger containers the tunnel roof collapsed causing the deaths of Peter Fowler and Gordon Turnbull.

The tunnel has been sealed and a new alignment has been opened alongside.


Tags

Tunnel