Inside Standedge Tunnel

This series of pictures through Standedge Tunnel begins at the Diggle end.

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Entering the tunnel at Diggle portal.

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The first section of the tunnel is a brick arch built on stone walls.
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Metal girders support the roof where the railway crosses over the tunnel.
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The tunnel profile changes.
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Bare rock faced section, with rock bolts visible.
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Rock faced section. Photo: Peter Scott.
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Rock faced section. Photo: Peter Scott.
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A section where loose rock has been re-inforced with steel mesh and sprayed with concrete.
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High-roofed section with concrete-sprayed surface. Photo: Peter Scott.
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The tunnel widens out for a while.
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A completely brick-lined section.
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Jack arches support the roof above rock face walls.
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Rock faced sides and rock roof supported by brick kack arches. Photo: Peter Scott.
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Around half-way through, the tunnel swings to the right...
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...and then to the left.
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Low wide arches span one of the wider passing points.
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The light at the end of the tunnel becomes visible nearly an hour before the end is reached.
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Free boat-wash where the canal passes under one of the ventillation shafts. Photo: Peter Scott.
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Just inside the Marsden portal, wide arches overhead show where the railway crosses back over.
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Daylight at Tunnel End, Marsden.