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Matt_OD

King George V Tunnel - Anyone Heard Of It?

Hey folks.

Hoping you can help, I'm looking for information on a King George V Tunnel located next to the Shieldhall treatment works.

I work for Scottish Water and we are looking at crossing the Clyde and this would be brilliant if we could use this tunnel.

I believe there is a Scottish Water main running through it and it crosses the Clyde. I can see where the entrance would have been on the Shieldhall end but see nothing on the North side of the Clyde.

If anyone has information on it, could you please share.

Thanks.
cybers

Only tunnel I know of with a water main running through it is the Old Harbour Tunnel. Pretty sure this was the only tunnel this far west before the clyde tunnel went in. Photos lurk somewhere on this thread but it ran from point A to point B in this image respectively.

Marblez

There is a photo of the pipe through the old Finnieston tunnel in Streapadairs pics from the 1970's .. in this thread about half way down p1
fastnet

Never mind that..... Is there anywhere you can get a few of us into mate....    
Marblez

fastnet wrote:
Never mind that..... Is there anywhere you can get a few of us into mate....    


Well there is supposedly access to said water pipe ........  
fastnet

Marblez wrote:
fastnet wrote:
Never mind that..... Is there anywhere you can get a few of us into mate....    


Well there is supposedly access to said water pipe ........  


Am no asking you........ Am asking ma new best pal matt....
Marblez

fastnet wrote:
Marblez wrote:
fastnet wrote:
Never mind that..... Is there anywhere you can get a few of us into mate....    


Well there is supposedly access to said water pipe ........  


Am no asking you........ Am asking ma new best pal matt....


   
fastnet

   
Marblez

   
Matt_OD

fastnet wrote:
Marblez wrote:
fastnet wrote:
Never mind that..... Is there anywhere you can get a few of us into mate....    


Well there is supposedly access to said water pipe ........  


Am no asking you........ Am asking ma new best pal matt....


Hi new best friend!  

Answer is unfortunately not.....I've not even been in any of them myself.

Thanks for the info so far folks. I know about the Finnieston tunnel from my research so far but we just got this new info today about a tunnel from the West end of Shieldhall treatment works where you can still see the remains of the old railway lines that used to go up to serve the wharf but it then disappears into some trees and what is now a scrap metal yard.

Apparently the tunnel isn't very big but it has a water main of some sort running through it over to the other side of the Clyde. Our original thought was it must be some sort of old railway tunnel as we didn't even know about the water main at first (others within Scottish Water do) and the idea we were given was that it was an old tunnel that Scottish Water had used similar to the use of the Finnieston tunnel. We were also given the name of the tunnel as the King George V tunnel which would suggest it was a substantial tunnel of some sort.

If you folks have any more info on this tunnel or the area, please keep sharing. Almost all my research of the route of our possible new pipeline has led me to this site or others similar so your local knowledge is really useful!

I will update you if I find out any more info on the tunnel as it seems it might be one that not many people know of......if it is a proper sized tunnel and not just a purpose built tunnel for the water main.
phillster

I have been in this tunnel when I was young we crossed under it when my dad took me to the football it was the only Clyde crossing up there
Stuball

Re: King George V Tunnel - Anyone Heard Of It?

Matt_OD wrote:
Hey folks.

Hoping you can help, I'm looking for information on a King George V Tunnel located next to the Shieldhall treatment works.

I work for Scottish Water and we are looking at crossing the Clyde and this would be brilliant if we could use this tunnel.

I believe there is a Scottish Water main running through it and it crosses the Clyde. I can see where the entrance would have been on the Shieldhall end but see nothing on the North side of the Clyde.

If anyone has information on it, could you please share.

Thanks.


I must have been talking to one of you colleagues recently

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