It was used briefly in 1948 when a visiting Edinburgh University professor conducted a series of natural radiation experiments. In the 1960s it became a car storage facility for Cochranes Garages though this reportedly ended abruptly when a group of youths broke in and started a fire causing considerable damage. Any lingering hopes of ever completely reopening the passageway for public use were dealt a significant blow in 1983 when the southern portal linking the tunnel to Waverley Station was demolished during the construction of the new Waverley Market. A narrow ventilation pipe is now the only visible indication of its existence at its southern end. The northern portal is extant, albeit fenced off, and can still be viewed today close to the entrance of George V Park. Across the park, a little further north along the Adidas Gazelle Footlocker
maw Adidas Gazelle Leather White with the two guards upon the brake, the thought of its length and the many ponderous edifices and thoroughfares above, were certainly things of paramount impressiveness to a young mind. "This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. If you have a complaint about editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then contact theIf you remain dissatisfied with the response provided then you can contact the IPSO byThe Scotsman provides news, events and sport features from the Edinburgh area. For the best up to date information relating to Edinburgh and the surrounding areas visit us at The Scotsman regularly or bookmark this page. Cookies are small data files which are sent to your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc) from a website you visit. They are stored on your electronic device. This is a type of cookie which is collected by Adobe Flash media player (it is also called a Local Shared Obje.
old line to Trinity, the much shorter Rodney Street Tunnel has recently been opened up as a pedestrian and cycle path. Today Scotland Street Tunnel has become a curious and largely forgotten railway relic, but its story is fascinating nonetheless.
This short passage by Robert Louis Stevenson provides a captivating glimpse back to the days when the tunnel was in operation: "The Scotland Street Train Station, The sight of the train shooting out of its dark Adidas Gazelle Womens Cheap
time. Many building remains from its time as Edinburgh's "biggest and safest" air raid shelter are still in evidence today. In the post war years the tunnel has mostly lain dormant.
haul the trains up the slope towards the terminus at Canal Street. At a cost of over 100,000 the tunnel was officially opened on 17th May 1847. During the Second World War the tunnel was utilised yet again. At a depth of 50ft below street level in places, Scotland Street Tunnel was seen as the perfect location to establish an emergency control centre and bomb shelter in the event of an air raid attack. Bunkers were installed with access to fresh water and featured drainage systems and electric lighting. Up to 3,000 people could be protected within the tunnel at any one Adidas Gazelle Junior Navy
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