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CSX - Poplar Creek Rd Tunnel

Description 

This tunnel is between Brown School Rd and Johnson Station Rd (formerly Cassel Rd) and is similar to the Little York Rd tunnel to the south, but one difference is that Poplar Creek also runs through the tunnel along with the former road alignment. The CSX mainline runs above the tunnel. I am not sure when the road was closed but I do remember driving through the tunnel in the 1970's. At one time, people would stop and wash their cars in the creek but at some point a short wall was built to prevent that. There is a Youtube video of the tunnel, search on Poplar Creek Tunnel to find it.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under CSX RR on Abandoned section of Poplar Creek Rd
Location
Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86435, -84.17369   (decimal degrees)
39°51'52" N, 84°10'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/741747/4416525 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (555)
CSX Railroad (1,817)
Closed (2,764)
Montgomery County, Ohio (80)
Ohio (4,666)
Tunnel (1,362)
Vandalia, Ohio (5)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2020: Added by Robert Heffner

Sources 

  • Robert Heffner