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Time of silence

The cells of Vega de Pas

The tunnel of La Engaña was at the time the longest in Spain, 6.976 meters, but it was never used. It was part of a railway project between Santander and Sagunto (Valencia). It linked the towns of Vega de Pas in Cantabria with Pedrosa de Valdeporres in Burgos.

The drilling lasted 8 years, beteween 1951 and 1959. It was mostly used the labor of republican prisioners, housed in barracks of both sides of the tunnel.

These are the worker’s rooms.

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