Dinmore Tunnel

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Dinmore Tunnel is the name given to two railway tunnels located on the former Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway line between Hereford and Leominster. It is located just south to the village of Hope Under Dinmore and tunnels under Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum.

The tunnels are split-level - the track on the up line to Leominster being at a higher level than the down line to Hereford, and are both 1060 yards long.

The first tunnel (currently the 'up' tunnel) was built in 1853, with the second tunnel (the 'down' tunnel) being added in 1891. Both are still in use and between them are the 15th longest tunnels on the former Great Western Railway. To the south of the tunnel was Dinmore railway station,[1] which closed in 1958.[2]

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  1. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 9, section B1. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 79. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Coordinates: 52°09′25″N 2°42′56″W / 52.15699°N 2.71555°W / 52.15699; -2.71555