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#241276 - 1st Jul 2008 8:44pm History of Mersey Tunnels Video *****
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Most of you who went to the tunnel walk on fathers day 2 weeks ago there was a video given out Titled "History of Mersey tunnels" well here it is.. smile (Its in 2 parts cause of yout00bs limit) Enjoy...

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Part two:




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#241285 - 1st Jul 2008 9:56pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: SoundLad]
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Thanks Soundlad. That's really good. It's helps a bit knowing what your money goes towards!

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#241302 - 1st Jul 2008 11:26pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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excellent videos lee and yes its very interestin to find out wot our money is actually spent on excellent videos lee thumbsup

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#241306 - 1st Jul 2008 11:42pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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thinkinterestin. nice one bud excellent video happy

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#241318 - 2nd Jul 2008 12:11am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: ]
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Great Stuff.

Excellent Vids happy
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#241359 - 2nd Jul 2008 1:22am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: BMW Joe]
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#241428 - 2nd Jul 2008 2:28pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: SoundLad]
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Thanks for posting that, Lee. Now, here's a puzzle which has been troubling me & Pinzgauer. Have a look at part 1 of the video, at
1m 45s in, where it shows the Birkenhead junction chamber. Now compare it with the attached picture from a book published by the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee in the 1950's. See the difference?



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#241503 - 2nd Jul 2008 11:20pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: chriskay]
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Yer it looks posh on that photo.. What happened to it lol..
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#241506 - 3rd Jul 2008 12:04am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: chriskay]
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In the photo the left tunnel wall has a jagged appearance.In the video it's smooth

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#241507 - 3rd Jul 2008 12:33am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: Colgo]
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Great pictures Chris.

All I see is the same as Colgo does. Why the difference?
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#241508 - 3rd Jul 2008 12:35am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: Colgo]
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thought it was gonna be boring but watched it all! at 00:33 lol

good post Lee smile

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#241522 - 3rd Jul 2008 7:49am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: Wheels]
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Not the difference Chris refers to, but note how clean and well maintained the tunnel walls and "ceilings" are. When I lived on the Wirral, the tunnel was regularly pressure washed & scrubbed with a purpose made semi-circular rig. Used to be done in the wee small hours. Any peeling paint was rapidly attended to.

I'm back on the Wirral for a few days and will be going through the tunnel again later today. I'm sure it will be smoke blackened, filthy, peeling paint throughout. Standards have plummeted whilst tolls continue to rise! A look at the photos of the recent walk through the tunnel will highlight the state of the place.

Mersey Travel - you inherited a well maintained masterpiece of civil engineering. What have you done to it ?? No doubt you will be "modernising" the magnificent Georges Dock Building next ? A light industrial type "tin shed" would do surely.MMmmmm.

Rant over. Time for my soggy Weetabix.

Surprised no one's spotted the difference yet.

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#241531 - 3rd Jul 2008 10:10am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer

Surprised no one's spotted the difference yet.


Ah, but they have, Mike; Colgo was first. The top of the black glass dado originally was parallel with the roadway. In the later picture, it is stepped. I'm trying to find reasons/dates for this change, also, the date when this fine original feature of the tunnel was replaced with crummy cream plastic, which the tunnel staff admit is much harder to keep clean.
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#245801 - 4th Aug 2008 10:24pm Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: chriskay]
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Just thought i would give this a little bump just incase some people havnt seen it smile
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#248438 - 15th Aug 2008 12:57am Re: History of Mersey Tunnels Video [Re: SoundLad]
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Nice bit of video ..
I seem to remmber there was lit up arrows in the roadway and traffic lights to turn right into the birkenhead dock exit when comming from l.pool. Was this the case ?

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