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Author Topic: Railway tunnel may re-open in Wales for cyclists?  (Read 627 times)
Rory B Esq BSc
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« on: April 12, 2015, 10:03:30 am »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3028946/Two-mile-Victorian-railway-line-Rhondda-Tunnel-reopened-cycle-tunnel.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 10:25:59 pm »

Sounds great ... tunnels rock! and riding the old rail line routes is equally spiffy!

The site does not include the actual longest (imho) bike tunnel through a railway tunnel.

http://www.ridethehiawatha.com/the-trail
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 07:13:24 am »

That's awesome, I don't live too far away from the Rhondda it'd be lovely to cycle through there
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 01:44:44 pm »

We have a similar arrangement down here in the Antipodes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Victorian_Rail_Trail

The trick is that trains prefer gentle grades - like most cycle tourists
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 06:19:48 pm »

That's awesome, I don't live too far away from the Rhondda it'd be lovely to cycle through there
Same here Aemilia. I've always loved poking around the old industrial remains in South Wales.. I've managed to trace and walk most of the route of the tramway between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye which predated the railway and was, at the time, the longest tramway in the world.. I found a lump of coal (don't laugh) that must have fallen from one of the horse drawn, open top wagons that were used. I treasure it as a part of our early industrial heritage. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 08:44:29 am »

The Myra Canyon section of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, in southern British Columbia, extends for 12km., runs through two tunnels and crosses 18 wooden trestles and a magnificent steel bridge set on a sharp curve. The Okanagan Mountain forest fire in 2003 burned down 12 of the trestles between Penticton and Kelowna, but they have all been rebuilt and the full length of the trail is currently open. It forms part of the Trans Canada Trail.
http://www.tourismkelowna.com/do/activities-attractions/myra-canyon/
http://www.kettlevalleyrailway.ca/

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