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WLE - Cross Creek Tunnel (East)

Map 

Description 

Originally named "CRAIGHEAD 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 rail 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: 1,125.0 ft.
Also called
W-PT Craighead Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28449, -80.48426   (decimal degrees)
40°17'04" N, 80°29'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/543840/4459460 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avella
Inventory number
BH 60928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added length and alternate name
  • 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