Monday, 13 February 2017

Haddon Tunnel, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Haddon Tunnel is 1058 yards long, and sits on the former Midland Railway route from Rowsley through to Manchester.

Construction commenced in 1860 and a tunnel was built to pass Haddon Hall, as John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland didn't want to see trains passing from his estate.

Following the beeching report the line closed to freight and passenger services in 1967. The final trains to use this line ceased the following year.

In recent years proposals have been made to open the tunnel as a footpath, and as an extension of the Peak Rail heritage line. However neither of these plans have advanced in recent years.


Esoteric Eric


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