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North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel # 3

Photos 

West Portal

This is a very short tunnel, but it is probably a good representative for the short tunnels that got daylighted. Note that this tunnel did not have the floor lowered or ceiling raised.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2013

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BH Photo #272432

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel over Abandoned Railroad
Location
Doddridge County, West Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Bypassed in 1963
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System (B&O/C&O/WM)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 282.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27593, -80.66317   (decimal degrees)
39°16'33" N, 80°39'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/529053/4347451 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithburg
Inventory number
BH 56747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Length from WVNC Rails Website
  • January 6, 2014: New photos from Robert Elder
  • June 24, 2013: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

Comments 

North Bend Rail Trail Tunnel # 3
Posted January 6, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The North Bend Rail-Trail does not go through this bypassed tunnel, but there is a well-worn trail leading to the west portal.