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CR - Newburgh Tunnel

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CR - Newburgh Tunnel

looking north

Photo taken by Geoff HubbsinMarch 1978

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #452813

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Description 

Short tunnel on the former NYC/West Shore under the Erie Newburgh Branch. Daylighted by Conrail in the 80s to allow stack trains on the River Line with the branch now being carried by a steel trestle. Both lines are still used by CSX.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel under Newburgh Industrial Track (Erie Newburgh Branch) on Conrail River Line
Location
Newburgh, Orange County, New York
Status
Daylighted and replaced with a trestle
History
Built 1882; lost 1989
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad (NYWS&B)
- West Shore Railroad (WSH)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49122, -74.00859   (decimal degrees)
41°29'28" N, 74°00'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582757/4593763 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cornwall-on-Hudson
Inventory number
BH 64322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 27, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Daylighted"
  • November 29, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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