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WLE - Cross Creek Tunnel (West)

Map 

Description 

Originally named "KLEIN TUNNEL" by the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, per its ca. 1903 track profile

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel for Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad
Location
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally built for the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Ry. expansion into Pittsburgh
Railroads
- Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway (P&WV)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway (WPTR)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (WLE)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,430.0 ft.
Also called
W-PT Klein Tunnel
W-PT State Line Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28995, -80.51589   (decimal degrees)
40°17'24" N, 80°30'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/541148/4460052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Steubenville East
Inventory number
BH 60926 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added length and alternate names
  • May 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad", "Railroad"
  • May 12, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com