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NS - Lookout Mountain Tunnel

Photos 

Train leaves eastern portal

The Chattanoogan

View this photo at chattanoogan.com

BH Photo #372588

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on NS
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907 for SOU
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,537.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.02396, -85.34207   (decimal degrees)
35°01'26" N, 85°20'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/651252/3876956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Inventory number
BH 64536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2016: New photos from Ben Tate
  • December 12, 2014: Added by Zachary S

Sources 

  • Zachary S
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

NS - Lookout Mountain Tunnel
Posted June 15, 2020, by Alan Gray (2agray2985 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Oh my goodness! What memories of riding the train from Tullahoma to Chattanooga to visit relatives. The conductor would come through and close all the windows and turn on all the lights before you hit the tunnel and then come back through and open the windows and turn the lights off. You were still covered in soot and needed to "freshen up".