SCRCA Note: Blea Moor Tunnel

Submitted by mark.harvey / Thu, 14/02/2013 - 18:30
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The October 21st, 1871 edition of the Lancaster Guardian provides the following general information relating to the construction of Blea Moor Tunnel:

The whole of the tunnel, with very little exception, is hard rock, such as limestone and grit. The average speed of driving at a face is about four yards per week. Though there are about 160 miners at work in the tunnel, still is sufficient room for twice that number.