Helensburgh - Otford - Old Railway Tunnels - 8 August 2014
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Party - Digi Dave, Dave N
On the day we investigated some old railway tunnels in the
Helensburgh - Otford area of the Illawarra.
Above - The old Helensburgh Tunnel at Helensburgh
Above - The old Helensburgh Tunnel
Above - The old Metropolitan Tunnel at Helensburgh. On the right is
part of the platform of the original Helensburg Station.
Above - The Metropolitan Tunnel
Above - In the Metropolitan Tunnel
Above - Digi Dave photographing the tunnel
The old Otford - Stanwell Park Tunnel viewed from the Stanwell Park
Above - Part of the tunnel was blown up in 1942, to stop the passage
of Japanese soldiers that may land at the beaches to the south. This
was later cleared when the tunnel was used as a mushroom farm - this
is the rectangular roofed section.
Above - The Otford end of the tunnel
Above - an old tractor in the middle of the tunnel
Above - Looking down the tunnel. The sandstone blocks cover a brick
culvert in the floor of the tunnel.
Above - There is light at the end of the tunnel - but its a long way
off. The tunnel is about 1.6 km long and dead straight for most of
its length. The tunnel is well lined with bricks.
Above - Digi Dave with his light
Above - Digi Dave
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