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WLE - Cross Creek Tunnel (Middle)

Map 

Description 

Originally named "BUXTON 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: 930.0 ft.
Also called
W-PT Buxton Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28262, -80.49181   (decimal degrees)
40°16'57" N, 80°29'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/543199/4459250 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avella
Inventory number
BH 60927 (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