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ATN - Roper Tunnel

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Roper Hill on Alabama & Tennessee River Railway
Location
Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Bored 1903, Current tunnel built 1910-11
Builder
- Vaughan Construction Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Alabama & Tennessee River Railway (ATN)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.60839, -86.57701   (decimal degrees)
33°36'30" N, 86°34'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/539240/3718816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leeds
Inventory number
BH 55605 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2014: Updated by Luke: Edited history
  • February 17, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 20, 2013: Added by Chris P.

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Comments 

Roper Tunnel
Posted February 17, 2014, by Stacey (lane75941 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is there safe access to this tunnel for photography? The closest access I saw was a crossing about .25 m away where you would have to walk down the tracks to access. Wondered if there was a better way. Thanks