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A&O - Charcoal Gap Tunnel


West Portal partially burried by slide

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in April 09


BH Photo #136523


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.


Partially collapsed tunnel on the former Missouri and North Arkansas Railway, 7 miles northeast of Eureka Springs
Carroll County, Arkansas
Abandoned and partially collapsed
Completed March 22, 1901; abandoned in 1961
- Arkansas & Ozarks Railway (A&O)
- Missouri & North Arkansas Railway (M&NA)
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


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


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.