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aerial photograph of the Woodhead Tunnels eastern entrance, South Yorkshire, England UK. There are three Woodhead Tunnels all running parallel to each other. the first, Woodhead 1, was opened in 1845 and carried the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway. A second tunnel, Woodhead 2 was opened in 1853. When the line was electrified in the 1950s both tunnels were to small and so a third tunnel was added in 1953. The line was closed to passengers in 1970 although freight services continued to use the line until 1981. The Tunnels are still maintained and are used for electricty cables as part of the National Grid.
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