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NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel

Photos 

Overview, From South

Photo taken by Joseph Elliott for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #301096

Map 

Description 

This is one of few early American railroad tunnels that has not been altered to increase clearances. It retains its original south portal, and is unlined over most of its length.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Landis Ridge on Railroad
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1853-1857; Alterations 1911
Builders
- Edward Miller
- Thurlow of Chester, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,142.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38250, -75.29500   (decimal degrees)
40°22'57" N, 75°17'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/474960/4470254 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Inventory number
BH 63577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-514 - North Pennsylvania Railroad, Landis Ridge Tunnel, Beneath Landis Ridge & State Route 563, Perkasie, Bucks County, PA

Comments 

NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel
Posted November 10, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That's funny,Tommy!

NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel
Posted November 10, 2018, by Tommy Chong (baked [at] herb [dot] org)

Dave's not here, man.

NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel
Posted November 9, 2018, by Dexter Funkhouser

Dave? Where you at Buddy?

NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel
Posted November 9, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a duplicate of the tunnel listed under Septa Perkasie Tunnel.I know by seeing the location and also growing up in the area.It might be interesting to know this tunnel was originally owned by the Reading Railroad,then Conrail and now owned by N/S who doesn't use it but East Penn Railroad does to service Quakertown.

NS - Landis Ridge Tunnel
Posted November 8, 2018, by stillwondering

Duplicate?