Hacking the Abandoned Ridge Lane Tramway Tunnel
When urban explorer Phill.d
visited the abandoned Ridge Lane tramway tunnel in North Yorkshire, he found a gaping hole in the long sealed-off south portal and stepped inside to document what lay beyond. To his great surprise, the old wooden sleepers were still in place and track bolts intact almost 100 years after the last tram rattled through the 400-yard-long tunnel.
A combination of stone walls and an arched, red brick roof form the interior construction of the tunnel. A series of intricate brick and stone-built alcoves line the inside, allowing railwaymen to escape the path of passing trams before the tunnel closed in 1916.