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WLE - Millers Run Tunnel

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under 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: 817.0 ft.
Also called
W-PT Taggart Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31624, -80.28333   (decimal degrees)
40°18'58" N, 80°16'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/560891/4463103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Midway
Inventory number
BH 60931 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added length, alternate name and new categories
  • May 12, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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