EBT - Sideling Hill Tunnel
Heading from Plank Road to the west end of the tunnel
Photo taken by Jodi Christman in November 16, 2013
BH Photo #270580
Originally 836' but was reduced when the east portal was rebuilt in 1919 after a collapse. Doors (originally wooden, later metal roll-up doors) were added to one end of each tunnel to help prevent winter air from freezing water on the railheads.
West end of tunnel is 40.204935, -78.051388
East end of tunnel is 40.203985, -78.048684
Both entrances can be found if you follow the (overgrown) tracks from Rt. 994 (Plank Road)
- Tunnel under Sideling Hill on Former EBT
- Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Built by B.J. McGrann and Company of Lancaster. Opened on September 12, 1874.
- - B.J. McGrann & Co. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- - East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co. (EBT)
- This tunnel was bored between winter 1873 and September 1874 by B. J. McGrann and Company of Lancaster. It passes under Morland's Gap, a low point on Sideling Hill, for which it took its original name.
Total length: 830.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.20493, -78.05139 (decimal degrees)
40°12'18" N, 78°03'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/750957/4454673 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 58824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co.", "Railroad"
- November 17, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description