When it comes to tunnels, Derbyshire is king!

Derbyshire has the two oldest railway tunnels in the world – and shares with Yorkshire the UK’s longest tunnel, which has been in use for a staggering 125 years, as Steve Brown reports.

IT MAY SURPRISE READERS that there have been no less than 50 railway tunnels constructed within Derbyshire since the advent of the standard gauge railway in 1830, placing our county high on the list of those with a substantial proportion of their railway tracks being subterranean…

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