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WMSR/GAP - Brush Tunnel

Photos 

Brush Tunnel

Photo taken Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #257543

Map 

Description 

Originally owned by the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad, it later became the Western Maryland Railway. Currently the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad runs trips between Cumberland & Frostburg, which go through this tunnel. The Great Allegheny Passage trail which runs along side of the railroad also goes through the tunnel.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnelon Western Maryland Scenic Railroad & Great Allegheny Passage
Location
Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chessie System
- Rail-to-trail
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
- Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.68945, -78.81402   (decimal degrees)
39°41'22" N, 78°48'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/687445/4395573 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland
Inventory number
BH 56781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2013: Updated by Jim Allen: added build date & description
  • September 29, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-and-trail"
  • June 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Railroad
  • June 25, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Jim Allen

Comments 

WMSR/GAP - Brush Tunnel
Posted March 2, 2016, by John

This bridge was originally built for the Western Maryland Rwy. as part of it's push towards Connellsville, PA in the early 20th Century. The tunnel never served the C&Pa (which ran lower down in the valley) or B&O (which took a different route to Connelsville).