09 April 2005

Lee Moor Tramway - Leigham section part 2

From the photo just posted if you continue walking up the hill you eventually come to this tunnel entrance. It is vandalised a bit now and the track level seems to be raised a bit from the earliest photos I have seen of this entrance. The tunnel itself was one of the earliest rail tunnels in the country. It was 620 yards long, 8 feet 6 inches wide, and 9 feet 6 inches high. This line was finally discontinued as late as 1960 with most of the line being lifted by 1962.
For more on the history of this fascinating little line I can recomend the book below. It is the definative history of the line.

The Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway and the Lee Moor Tramway

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