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Queensbury Tunnel

  • HEW Number:
    2788
  • Designers:
    John Fraser (1819 - 1881). M ICE 1863, M IMechE 1859
  • Owner:
  • Built:
    1874 - 1878
  • Opened:
    12 /1879 passenger traffic, 10/ 1878 freight
Significant features

Railway tunnel built circa 1874 - 1878 as part of the Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Railway (Great Northern Railway). Early use of compressed air powered rock drill in the UK by Major Beaumont and the Diamond Rock Boring Company.

Description

  • Last Updated:22/06/2016

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Queensbury Tunnel
  • Place:
    Queensbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • National Grid Ref.:
    SE 104 308 to SE 087 292
  • County:
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  • Accessibility:
    visible from place of public access
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