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WM - Kessler Tunnel

Photos 

East portal of Tunnel No. 1402, Kessler Tunnel, looking southwest, with Tunnel Hill Road at right

Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #321668

Map 

Description 

Isolated tunnel on the West Subdivision between the 4th and 5th Potomac crossings. East portal is becoming unstable due to water flow from above.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,843.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55222, -78.44833   (decimal degrees)
39°33'08" N, 78°26'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/719239/4381169 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 66939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2017: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 8, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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