DL&W - Oxford Tunnel
The Oxford Tunnel construction started in 1854, and was not completed until 1862. A temporary line over the mountain had to be built due to many delays in construction of the bore.The tunnel was actually built by the Warren Railroad, which ran from the Delaware River to Hampton, New Jersey. The railroad was planned to be a part of the main line of the DL&W RR from Scranton,PA. The line was leased to the DL&W in 1857; it was not purchased by the DL&W until 1945. The tunnel was a single-track bottleneck, later gauntletted (around 1900), and finally back to single track. After completion of the New Jersey Cut-Off in 1911, traffic on the "Old Main" was almost non-existent. It was officially abandoned in 1970.
- Abandoned tunnel on Railroad
- Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey
- Derelict/abandoned, partially collapsed
- Completed 1862; line abandoned in 1970
- - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Warren Railroad
Total length: 3,002.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
- Also called
- Van Ness Gap Tunnel
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.79587, -74.97681 (decimal degrees)
40°47'45" N, 74°58'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/501956/4516097 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 57449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 11, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description; some corrections.
- October 13, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added length and abandonment date
- January 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Gauntlet/Gantlet Tracked"
- August 2, 2013: Added by Dave King