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BO - Lough Tunnel

Photo 

B&O - Lough Tunnel

Photo from Railway Age Aug 1949

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

BH Photo #464592

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on B&O RR Berryburg Sub
Location
Barbour County, West Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,517.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19171, -80.10304   (decimal degrees)
39°11'30" N, 80°06'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/577459/4338434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philippi
Inventory number
BH 60823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 1, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Cherry Hill Tunnel
Posted July 6, 2017, by David Cranor (volcrano [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think this is the 1517 foot long Lough Tunnel on the Elk Creek Spur. Here's an old railway age article on its construction and opening.

https://books.google.com/books?id=YuolAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA7-PA56#v...

Cherry Hill Tunnel
Posted May 1, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I will have to play Sergeant Schultz with this one as "I know nothing" about it. I found it thanks to Google Maps.

I assigned it the name "Cherry Hill Tunnel" based on a local place name.

Okay, Railfans, your turn! Have fun with this one!