Alex Wood

Recent Updates 

SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
October 8, 2014: New video
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
October 8, 2014: New video
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
October 8, 2014: New video
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
April 28, 2014: New photos
CNTP - Tunnel 8 (McCreary County, Kentucky)
Abandoned tunnel on trail
May 10, 2013: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 9 (McCreary County, Kentucky)
Abandoned tunnel on trail
May 10, 2013: New photos
CNTP - Tunnel 9 (McCreary County, Kentucky)
Abandoned tunnel on trail
May 9, 2013: Added
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
February 17, 2013: New photo
CNTP - Tunnel 13 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned Railroad
January 23, 2013: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 14 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Tunnel on Abandoned Railroad/Creek
January 23, 2013: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 15 (Scott County, Tennessee)
Abandoned tunnel on Abandoned Railroad
January 23, 2013: Added
Old CNTP - New River Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over New River once carried Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway's Cincinnati Southern Railroad (later Norfolk Southern), before being bypassed
January 23, 2013: New photos
CNTP - Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Former railroad grade
December 1, 2012: New photo
CNTP - Tunnel 23 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel
November 30, 2012: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 19 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel
November 30, 2012: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 21 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Lost Tunnel
November 30, 2012: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 20 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Abandoned tunnel
November 30, 2012: Added
CNTP - Cumberland River Bridge (Pulaski County, Kentucky)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Cumberland River on Norfolk Southern Railway at Burnside
November 30, 2012: Added
NS New River Bridge (Scott County, Tennessee)
Warren deck truss bridge over New River on Cincinnati Southern (Norfolk-Southern) Railroad
November 30, 2012: New photos
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
November 30, 2012: New photos
CNTP - Rock Creek Bridge #1 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Deck girder bridge over Rock Creek on railroad
November 30, 2012: New video
CNTP - Rock Creek Bridge #1 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Deck girder bridge over Rock Creek on railroad
November 29, 2012: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 16 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under tunnels through Sunbright Mountain on ATV trail/abandoned railroad grade
November 29, 2012: Added
CNTP - New Tunnel 22 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnels through mountain on Railroad, approximately 40 - 50 trains per 24 hour period
November 29, 2012: Added
SOU - New Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnel under Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Railroad
November 29, 2012: Added
CNTP - Tunnel 24 (Morgan County, Tennessee)
Tunnels through Nemo Mountain on Former railroad grade
November 29, 2012: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 22, 2014

The approach span has collapsed on the western end of the bridge. Guess that seals the deal.

Posted February 10, 2014

From one of my recent trips...

Northbound NS #144 headed to Elkhart, IN crosses the bridge on a nice morning.

Photo angle was taken from private property that some folks I know own.

CNTP Tunnel 24 (Tennessee)
Posted September 22, 2013

That may have been changed later on, or the information on that page could be incorrect. Norfolk Southern still classifies (the few) units under CNO&TP ownership as "CNOTP" under the cab numbers. Also, this image from 1901 shows the reporting marks as "CNO&TP". None the less, "CNO&TP" is the general name the line is referred to by rail enthusiasts, employees of Norfolk Southern and local historians. I would appreciate the titles of these articles covering these tunnels should be left under the name "CNO&TP" as the author saw fit.

My original intention was not really to name the articles based off AAR or ICC reporting marks, but rather, what the tunnels are commonly listed under by those respective groups in making the articles more easily accessible and noticeable to those looking for information on them.

Thanks,

Alex.

Posted September 15, 2013

Thanks Calvin, this is a fantastic structure. Southern did quite a good job documenting this structure when it was opened. Its no surprise they seemed to consider it the hallmark of the 61-63 tunnel bypass program.

-Alex

CNTP Tunnel 24 (Tennessee)
Posted September 15, 2013

Excuse me, but to whomever renamed ALL of my posts to "CNTP", please stop. That is not the proper initialized name of the railroad and looks unprofessional. The proper initialized name (reporting marks) are "CNO&TP" as per ICC classification set in 1879.

Thanks.

Posted May 12, 2013

Thanks Clark, very interesting!

Posted May 9, 2013

Another fine example of how Milwaukee's western extension was a well built railroad abandoned too early.

Posted January 23, 2013

Seems folks are getting a little fussy about those 111 photos, so I'm going to post some in the comments section again for safe measure. ;)

I do note how someone asked for a little more detail about the shot's, so I will do my best! Hope you enjoy these.

Shot #1 is a rarely seen view of the New River viaduct. In beautiful mid-morning sunlight it is pictured spanning in gorge in all its beauty.

Shot #2 shows the beginnings of the bridge taking shape in 1962. This is the first pillar going up. Shot from the south looking north.

Shot #3 is from the cab of the northbound Royal Palm as the photographer leans out the window. The bridge has been open less than 24 hours at this point.

Posted January 23, 2013

Indeed Ed. In 2007 the City of Cincinnati earned $19 billion from the lease agreements, so I doubt they will be letting go of it anytime soon. The fact the city made that much off it and the line still rosters as NS' second most profitable on the entire 22,000 mile system is amazing. A true testament to how much importance this line holds.

Posted December 1, 2012

I will attempt to get some photos of this next time I am over there. Is a very short drive for me and I have not checked out the Annadel area on the railroad yet.

Posted November 29, 2012

In reference to Ed's comment, only a slight error there, the Norfolk and Western was not the NS predecessor to handle this line. It was the NS predecessor Southern Railway that leased the CNO&TP (CS) from the city. The lease expires in 2026.