A walk over Queensbury Tunnel

A video charting the challenges faced by the engineers and navvies in driving Queensbury Tunnel on the former line from Halifax to Bradford/Keighley, following in the footsteps of a newspaper reporter who visited the site in February 1878 as work reached its conclusion.

Built by the Great Northern Railway, the expected two-year construction period more than doubled due, in part, to water incessantly entering the workings. The fact that the tunnel was eventually completed is testament to the bravery and tenacity of all those involved.

Today this engineering miracle faces an uncertain future, with the threat of being infilled, buried and forgotten about. The video paints a picture of why it shouldn't be.

© Four by Three/Forgotten Relics 2014

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