Mapperley Tunnel is a 1,132-yard-long tunnel, constructed for the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension of the Nice Northern Railway. This line ran from Colwick Junction in Nottingham to Egginton Junction in South Derbyshire. The route deliberate took the road by Mapperley through the Mapperley Tunnel constructed to keep away from making an attempt to get the railway over the ridge. The tunnel was in use by 1875 however suffered a roof collapse attributable to mining subsidence on January 23, 1925. A size of roof about 12 yards lengthy collapsed blocking the road with roughly 150 tons of rubble. While repairs have been undertaken visitors was diverted alongside the Nottingham Suburban Railway. The tunnel was repaired however the persevering with results of subsidence resulted in pace restrictions within the 1950s and closure on April 4, 1960.
Two faculty kids taking part in within the tunnel heard a steam engine quickly approaching them – terrified they ran out into the recent air. A couple of seconds after their escape they realised that the practice couldn’t have existed, because the north finish of the tunnel was barricaded
Accidents and Deaths right here
Its took some digging immediately to search out this out however I’ve discovered the next deaths and accidents did certainly happen right here, the supply says many died right here however solely provides the identify of 1 miner (Properly performed to those that watched the reside who felt this, on the time of the reside I didn’t know this data.)
Miner Charles Daniels was crushed to dying by a fall of earth in February 1874. In July of the identical 12 months, a lad named Shepperton suffered a severely crushed hand. Two months later, William Tucker was taken to hospital with smashed hand and badly minimize head after some bind fell on him. And a lump of rock landed on 24-year-old navvy George Longthorn in August 1875, inflicting critical again accidents.
Our investigation right here as obtained to be for myself personally, some of the scariest investigations I’ve ever performed and that isn’t as a result of I used to be afraid of what we was listening to right here, it was due to the shear decay of the construction. I’d advise anybody in the event that they go to right here to watch out.
Quickly as we entered the tunnel we heard a trains whistle, sadly this was not on footage
ITC smart we obtained APRIL coming by loads, the tunnel was shut on April 4th 1960! and we was advised to dig deeper and go deeper!
Folks watching out reside was selecting up on miners and as said above there’s studies of miners dying on this tunnel. Simon went off to do a EVP session, myself and Chrissie felt that three miners was following Simon again and we realised that after we reviewed the EVP session again Simon had requested for no matter was down there to comply with him again up the tunnel.
We obtained no hits on the tools, nevertheless, the deeper we obtained into the tunnel the extra we bodily heard from toots of a practice, a girls’s voice, kids laughing, bangs, footsteps and knocks, it felt as if we had stepped right into a world that didn’t wish to work together with us however was simply going about there each day enterprise. There was water throughout the tunnel dripping so a few of these sounds may have been this however there was some sounds that wouldn’t have been created by water merely dripping.
Our greatest catch is on the video beneath, I like to recommend you watching it from 1min onwards. There’s what seems like a ‘toot’ from a practice. I’ve in contrast sounds from a stream practice all day they usually do certainly sound very comparable.
Take a hearken to this YouTube footage and examine it to our seize!
Do I feel we caught the GHOST TRAIN of Nottingham?, Sure, I most definitely do!
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