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PW - Taft Tunnel

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PW - Taft Tunnel

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Description 

Oldest railroad tunnel still in use today. Originally built by the Norwich & Worcester, later part of the NYNH&H, now owned & operated by the Providence & Worcester.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on P&W Norwich Branch
Location
Lisbon, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1837
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Norwich & Worcester Railroad
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Rock Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55450, -72.03604   (decimal degrees)
41°33'16" N, 72°02'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/747185/4604557 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwich
Inventory number
BH 61858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Ian Martin