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NS - Nicholson Tunnel

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NS - Nicholson Tunnel

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Photo taken by Eli Wilson in 2018

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BH Photo #447186

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Overview
Tunnel under Tunkhannock Mountain on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Location
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
History
Built along with Tunkhannock Viaduct as part of Clark Summit Cutoff
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Conrail (CR)
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,630.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Also called
Factoryville Tunnel (new)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59585, -75.78962   (decimal degrees)
41°35'45" N, 75°47'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/434192/4605206 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

NS - Nicholson Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Geoff,when they built these towers they were built to last so I would guess it's still there.

NS - Nicholson Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Geoff,when they built these towers they were built to last so I would guess it's still there.

NS - Nicholson Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey[dot]hubbs[at]att[dot]net)

Yes that was an interlocking tower. Since these DL&W ones were reinforced concrete, it's likely still standing.

NS - Nicholson Tunnel
Posted May 11, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Geoff.Is that a rail traffic tower in the picture I see which looks abandoned?