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NH - Steep Rock Tunnel

Photos 

Shepaug Railroad Tunnel - North Portal

Photo taken by Ian Martin in June 2005

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BH Photo #291013

Map 

Description 

Former Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad line, abandoned 1948. The tunnel and surrounding trackbed is kept open for recreational use by the Steep Rock Association.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad bed
Location
Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1871, abandoned 1948
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Rail-to-trail
- Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad (SLN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 235.0 ft.
Also called
Shepaug Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60359, -73.33446   (decimal degrees)
41°36'13" N, 73°20'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/638791/4607103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roxbury
Inventory number
BH 61854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 10, 2014: New photo from Ian Martin
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com