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A walk through the old Aberdare to Merthyr railway tunnel

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Published on Sep 10, 2011

Everything you wanted to know about that spooky old tunnel (but were afraid to see for yourself)!
Just over 1.4 miles long (as I found out a few years ago when I went through with Rob Challis on his motorcycle) the last train passed through it in December 1962. Last week I took a video camera, a pair of floodlights and a power supply, and went for a walk through. End-to-end took 45-minutes, but I've sped most of it up to bring it down to a 15 minute clip with nothing left out apart from a couple of short stops.
Yes I know the video's a bit dark, but it IS a pitch black tunnel after all! I've brightened it up as best I can. Apologies to any MacBook users, it seems to be even darker on those, or at least it is on mine!

If you want to find the ends on Google Maps, put either of the following in the search box:-
N 51 42.865 W 3 24.634 or go to https://goo.gl/maps/T5JMU
N 51 43.683 W 3 23.171 or go to https://goo.gl/maps/qaKEr

More details can be found at the following sites:
http://www.blackmountainsite.co.uk/tu...
http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tunn...

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