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Old 02-20-2019, 01:15:53 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqUFMZKPXiE


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockville_Tunnel

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Nice videos.

London had the first underwater (under the Thames) tunnel built in 1823-45. Now used for the London Underground. Tours are arranged every so often. Impressive to travel through it on a tube train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CxkChiyUMk

Another recently restored tube railway is the post office mail rail in London

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pglB_hP4C0w

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I used to take the CN train to Ottawa quite often back in the 1970s. It travelled from Ottawa to Smith Falls on CN tracks, then from Smith Falls to Brockville on CPR tracks. I think CPR was still using the tunnel. However, the CN train veered off just north of the tunnel and went into the CN station which was on the CN Montreal to Toronto main line. You could see the tunnel as the CN train veered off.
There was also an overnight passenger service from Toronto to Ottawa. However, that train left the main line near Kingston and traveled up through the back country on CN trackage. I think that line is abandoned now.
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