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Cheviot Tunnel #2

by Chris Chalk

Framed Art Print


Choose from a variety of frame styles, colors and sizes to compliment your favorite Society6 gallery, or fine art print - made ready to hang. Fine-crafted from solid woods, premium shatterproof acrylic protects the face of the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. All framed art prints include wall hanging hardware.

The Cheviot tunnel is a historic 660 foot long brick lined railway built in 1889. It is located in “The Valley of a Thousand Hills” where images of spectacular rolling lush green terrains.

It was constructed to enable passengers and timber logging to be transported from Yea to Molesworth, a distance of some 20kms.

Sadly the tunnel was closed in 1937 when road trucks could haul the timber. The tunnel now stands as a historical piece of engineering in its era. To gain access to the tunnel now, I had to obtain consent of the land-owner who graciously gave me permission to photograph the tunnel on the condition I opened then shut his farming gates in order to keep his cattle and sheep from escaping.

As I travelled several kilometres along his grazing property I was in awe when I finally saw this stunning tunnel in the distance and excited when I got there.

The tunnel took 2 years to build and 2,000 employees involved in making the bricks on site from a clay deposit found nearby.

Whilst walking through the tunnel there were no signs of a rail track ever existing but the colours of the bricks and curved features felt like I was stepping back in time! Also, there were many inserted safety enclaves for workers to escape when a train entered the tunnel; these too are so neatly made with beautiful framing curved by the clay bricks.

This is truly a historical masterpiece persevered by the quality of workmanship and very little invasion by tourists.

Yea, Victoria, Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

1/800, 18mm, F/3.5, ISO 100


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Nicklas Gustafsson commented on February 23, 2013 5:55am
maggs326 commented on February 23, 2013 6:13am
erful shot Chris cool image
maggs326 commented on February 23, 2013 6:13am
LOL Chris my phone skipped half what I wrote .. I meant Wonderful Shot
Carina Povarchik commented on February 23, 2013 10:21am
Love ♥ - awesome pillow!!
Chris Chalk commented on February 24, 2013 1:53am
Thank you everyone :) @ Maggie............LOL. These things happen :)
Jazzberry Blue commented on February 24, 2013 3:09am
Chris Chalk commented on February 24, 2013 3:11am
Hi there, Jazzberry:) Thanks for comment/promote :)
Yasmina Baggili commented on February 25, 2013 11:01am
How wonderful
Bruce Stanfield commented on February 28, 2013 10:18am
Awesome on the phone!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 28, 2014 1:35pm