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A&O - Charcoal Gap Tunnel

Photos 

West Portal partially burried by slide

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in April 09

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BH Photo #136523

Map 

Description 

The tunnel was marked as 79.96 miles south of the railroad's northern terminus in Joplin, Missouri. The tunnel was at the summit of a 1.75% eastbound grade and a 1.25% westbound grade. The railroad had a station here called "Tunnel" and it's official number was 80. An official railroad timetable dated Feb. 25th, 1945 shows the tunnel hosting two passenger and two manifest freight trains daily, as well as one local freight, which ran daily except Sunday.

Facts 

Overview
Partially collapsed tunnel on the former Missouri and North Arkansas Railway, 7 miles northeast of Eureka Springs
Location
Carroll County, Arkansas
Status
Abandoned and partially collapsed
History
Completed March 22, 1901; abandoned in 1961
Railroads
- Arkansas & Ozarks Railway (A&O)
- Missouri & North Arkansas Railway (M&NA)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
M&NA Charcoal Gap Tunnel
M&NA Grandview Tunnel
M&NA Eureka Springs Rail Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.44406, -93.68695   (decimal degrees)
36°26'39" N, 93°41'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/438435/4033421 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eureka Springs
Inventory number
BH 42209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • December 26, 2010: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Description added
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added GPS coordinates (approximate)
  • November 6, 2009: Updated name and historical information
  • April 4, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

M&NA Charcoal Gap Tunnel
Posted April 21, 2018, by George Cash (Lazzeris [at] att [dot] net)

Please stay out of the tunnel for your safety. My aunt said be very careful where you go some of the neighbors are not so friendly.