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image for Historic Site item typeGlenfield Tunnel at Leics Industrial History Society

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Leics Industrial History Society

0116 291 9706

Address

c/o St. Mary's Community Hall,
St. Mary's Avenue,
Braunstone,
Leicester,
LE3 3FT

Details

One of the world's first steam railway tunnels, Glenfield Tunnel is just over one mile long. It was built under the supervision of Robert Stephenson in 1829-32 and has been disused for railway purposes since the closure of the branch line.

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Look out for special open days

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Map reference: SK 542033  Lat: 52.62476 Long: -1.19929