New Road Tunnel


The New Road Tunnel was built in the late 1920s underneath what is now Brockhill Road, to connect Appleby to Windermere. The tunnel is some 25m long, and bends to accommodate the large curve of the railway. Due to the extent of water that flows through pipes under the Tunnel, it requently floods in high rainfulls. During the restoration in the 1970s, the railway within the tunnel was raised by some six inches to raise the track over the flooding. The decreased clearance makes it a tight fit for the Downs Light Railways Locomotives.

The railway from the west mouth, climbs and curves up a fairly steep gradient before leveling off into Hoyland Down Terminus. The railway from the east mouth routes through a picturesk coppice towards Brock Meadow.




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Last edited: 21 August 2010

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