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NH - Hawleyville Tunnel #2

Photos 

NYNE East

East Portal

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2014

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BH Photo #427877

Map 

Description 

Former NY&NE/HP&F route to Waterbury via Southbury. Concrete-lined in 1911 when the Maybrook Line was constructed overhead. Line was cut back to Southbury in favor of routing through traffic through Derby and eventually abandoned in 1948.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under Parmalee Hill Road on New Haven Railroad
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1881; concrete-lined 1911; abandoned 1948
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43531, -73.32556   (decimal degrees)
41°26'07" N, 73°19'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/639894/4588435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newtown
Inventory number
BH 64655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 13, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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