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NECR - Burlington Tunnel

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CVRR tunnel 1800s

This image shows the Central Vermont Railroad (C.V.R.R.) tunnel under North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. A train engine can be seen passing through the tunnel. A few people (possibly children) are sitting on the tunnel face.

Photographer: W.D. Chandler / Image Scanned By: Jamie Russell

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BH Photo #472555

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Description 

"The Burlington Tunnel (also known as the North Avenue Rail Tunnel) is a railroad tunnel located in Burlington, Vermont and is currently owned and operated by the New England Central Railroad (NECR). According to the inscription on its southern entrance, the Burlington Tunnel was constructed beginning on 1 November 1860, and completed on 17 May 1861 for a predecessor railroad to the Central Vermont Railway. The tunnel runs in a northeast/southwest curve, while the external approach trackage runs from south to east." - Wikipedia

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under North Avenue on New England Central Railroad
Location
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1860-1861, shotcrete lining applied 2008
Builders
- D.J. Morrison (Construction Chief)
- Daniel Chipman Linsley (Engineer)
Railroads
- Central Vermont Railway (CV)
- New England Central Railroad (NECR)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 340.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.48925, -73.22609   (decimal degrees)
44°29'21" N, 73°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/641047/4927745 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2020: Photo imported by Ian Martin

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