6th August 2012 – Ted Hancock – Totley Tunnel

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERATed’s many years of hard work researching the building of the longest non-electrified railway tunnel in the UK shone through in this fact filled talk. At 6,230-yards long it was completed in 1893 – a major construction project built by Thomas Oliver who was main contractor for the Midland Railway line between Totley and Grindleford.

Without the engineering abilities of the Victorians we would not have many of these great pieces of infrastructure, though their regard for Health and Safety left much to be desired.