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Offline Yorkie

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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 10:51:03 am »
That's because DWSI has linked to an external site, which has - presumably - removed them. They're not on our server.

Try this.
https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww#hl=en&q=pictures+of+building+the+conwy+tunnel
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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 09:03:16 pm »
A great achievement we have all benifited from for the past 20 + years.

But just think... For a quater of the cost of the tunnel the railway could have been electrified from Crewe to Holyhead, plus the branch to Llandudno.

A bit late now, but I wish they would have gone for it at the time.


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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2021, 10:07:24 am »
Forgotten images show ingenious Conwy Tunnel scheme and how it came to life 30 years ago
North Wales Live scoured the archives for pictures to show the construction of the amazing structure

These revealing photographs show construction work on one of the most brilliant feats of engineering in Wales.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Conwy tunnel.

A £190 million four-lane, underwater structure, it was the UK’s first immersed tube tunnel.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/previous-unseen-images-show-ingenious-19589642

Last photo.....Welsh Office Minister Wyn Roberts with The Queen at the opening of Conwy Tunnel on October 25, 1991

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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2021, 09:58:15 am »
Breathtaking scale of Conwy Tunnel project captured in these incredible images
The late local photographer Harry Rogers Jones was there 30 years ago to chronicle one of North Wales biggest ever schemes.

Harry was well-known as a dispensing chemist and optician in Llandudno Junction, but loved to get out his trusty camera whenever he could to record steam engines running along the coast and local events.

Sadly, he is no longer with us but his son David Rogers Jones read our recent coverage of the tunnel to mark its 30th anniversary year and offered North Wales Live the chance to showcase some of his late father's wonderful images.

Over the years, Harry used several cameras including a Voigtlander Vito fixed lens camera and a Zeiss Ikonta for his black and white shots.

cont   https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/breathtaking-scale-conwy-tunnel-project-19717539

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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2021, 10:02:59 am »
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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2021, 11:20:34 am »
We have a history of impressive engineering work in Wales. The Menai suspension bridge was the first suspension bridge to be built anywhere in the world.

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Re: Conwy Tunnel Construction Pictures
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2021, 10:13:53 am »
Conwy Tunnel: 30 years since The Queen opened the £190m structure
"It really was like walking through six submarines end on end. It was a quite amazing engineering feat."

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Re: Conwy Tunnel .... 'beep-beep' tradition
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2022, 10:10:18 am »
Conwy tunnel's 'beep-beep' tradition that holds a deep meaning and poignant reminder

A55 car users have been shocked to find out that they've been missing out on a decades-old tradition that they possibly mistook for just a noisy tunnel, yet it is in fact something else entirely. The A55 is North Wales? busiest road and has carried an increasing volume of traffic each year.

Built to link Chester and Bangor alongside the railway work to upgrade the road started in the 1930s, two workers reportedly lost their lives in the process, but their memory has always endured. Not a lot is known from that time, but what we do know is that workers involved in the project were brought in from elsewhere in North Wales and many were coal miners forced out of a job by the Great Depression.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwy-tunnels-beep-beep-tradition-25038929?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589