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J&F - Oil City Tunnel

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Yes, you can climb over the collapsed pile and get to the other side to find the western portal sealed.

Photo taken by Sherman Cahal in July 2016

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Description 

The Oil City Tunnel is an abandoned tunnel that was operated by the Jamestown & Franklin Railroad (J&F) in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Completed in 1870, the tunnel was abandoned by the New York Central in 1967.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel
Location
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1870
Railroads
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Cut stone portals and entryways with unlined interior with timber bracing.
Dimensions
Total length: 909.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43346, -79.71092   (decimal degrees)
41°26'00" N, 79°42'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/607701/4587678 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • February 28, 2017: Added by Sherman Cahal