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CSX - Twin Tunnels

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Southbound, through North Twin tunnel to South Twin

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2009

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BH Photo #153389

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Facts 

Overview
2 Adjacent Railroad Tunnels through Starnes Ridge at Hill, Virginia
Location
Hill, Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Two Clinchfield Railroad tunnels on the same tangent at Hill, Virginia
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO)
- South & Western Railway (S&W)
Design
North Twin tunnel is 500 feet away from South Twin Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 544.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Also called
South Twin Tunnel
Clinchfield Twin Tunnels
North Twin Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.70974, -82.64670   (decimal degrees)
36°42'35" N, 82°38'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/352922/4063937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinchport
Elevation
1284 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com