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BM - Clinton Tunnel

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Clinton Tunnel 1

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Photo taken by Marc N Belanger in November 2009

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BH Photo #270082

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Description 

Former Boston & Maine Railroad tunnel, built 1903 to re-route a line crossing the Wachusett Reservoir. There was formerly a high-level trestle across the Nashua River, west of the tunnel, just downstream from the dam. The east end of the tunnel includes a large rock cut and concrete arch bridge carrying Clamshell Road above. Passenger service ended in 1958. Track has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on abandoned railroad grade
Location
Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1903
Builder
- McArthur Bros of New York City, New York
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Central Massachusetts Railroad
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,080.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.40477, -71.68167   (decimal degrees)
42°24'17" N, 71°40'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/279316/4698203 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory number
BH 44461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added category "Central Massachusetts Railroad"
  • November 12, 2013: New photos from Marc N Belanger
  • March 16, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins

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