Deep inside the Otford Tunnel

The Otford Tunnel is the grand tunnel, of all the six disused rail tunnels in the Helensburgh and surrounds area. None of the other five existing tunnels have more written about them than th…

Otford Tunnel. Discarded machinery left behind by the mushroom cultivators.

Discarded machinery left behind by the mushroom cultivators.

Otford Tunnel photo taken from up along its wall.

Otford Tunnel photo taken from up along its wall.

The false portal on the Otford Tunnels northern end.  Installed to allow force air down the tunnel to clear soot, smoke and steam from the treacherous tunnel.

The false portal on the Otford Tunnels northern end. Installed to allow force air down the tunnel to clear soot, smoke and steam from the treacherous tunnel.

Inside the Otford Tunnel.

The old Otford Railway Tunnel (north of Wollongong), NSW, Australia.

Inside the Otford Tunnel looking up.  Note the original 1888 dish drain with sandstone lids throughout the entire length of the tunnel.

Inside the Otford Tunnel looking up. Note the original 1888 dish drain with sandstone lids throughout the entire length of the tunnel.

The long and winding overgrown track to the Otford Tunnels northern portal.

The long and winding overgrown track to the Otford Tunnels northern portal.

The concrete support brace the mushroom farmers erected to remove the blockage cause by an Army test explosion during WW2.

The concrete support brace the mushroom farmers erected to remove the blockage cause by an Army test explosion during

Deep inside the Otford Tunnel, NSW Australia.

Deep inside the Otford Tunnel, NSW Australia.

Otford Tunnel - Stanwell Park end / Southern Portal.

Otford Tunnel - Stanwell Park end / Southern Portal.


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