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CSX - Cumberland Mountain Tunnel

Photos 

Plaque located in the Cowan Railroad Park

Photo taken by Ben Tate in March 2013

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BH Photo #251952

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Cumberland Mountains on CSX Railroad
Location
Franklin County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1852 by Stevenson,V.K
Builder
- Thomas C. Bates
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,228.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 1977
Also called
Cowan Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.15376, -85.97726   (decimal degrees)
35°09'14" N, 85°58'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/593153/3890572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sewanee
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77001270 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder
  • March 31, 2013: New photo from Ben Tate
  • November 21, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs