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OW - High View Tunnel

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NYO&W High View Tunnel

The New York, Ontario & Western's High View tunnel north portal. At some point in the previous 50 years, "they" (officialdom) destroyed the tunnel portal. Perhaps it was to discourage people from going into the tunnel, but the effect was to stop the tunnel from draining properly. So, when, years later, they needed to inspect the tunnel, they had to clear away the rubble and put in a drainage pipe, which you can see at the bottom of this photo.

Photo by Russ Nelson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #313919

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Description 

Tunnel on the former NYO&W route, abandoned in 1957. Attempts to block access to the north portal have resulted in considerable flooding since the tunnel is located on a summit and slopes northward for most of its length.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under Shawangunk Range on New York, Ontario, & Western Railway
Location
Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1871, abandoned 1957
Railroad
- New York, Ontario, & Western Railway (OW)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,855.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Also called
Bloomingburgh Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56450, -74.46452   (decimal degrees)
41°33'52" N, 74°27'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/544648/4601563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wurtsboro
Inventory number
BH 62020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2015: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • July 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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