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CSX - Packs Mountain Tunnel

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Packs Branch Road and drainage divide on CSXRR
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
History
Line built by Virginian Ry, sold to C&O RR
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Virginian Railway (VGN)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.89907, -81.20023   (decimal degrees)
37°53'57" N, 81°12'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/482396/4194635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oak Hill
Inventory number
BH 61283 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Corrected status
  • June 9, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

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Comments 

C&O - Packs Mountain Tunnel
Posted June 16, 2017, by Anonymous

I'm not sure this tunnel is abandoned. It looks like it still has traffic.

Packs Mountain Tunnel
Posted June 9, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't know the local name for this tunnel. I named this listing after a local landmark. If anybody in the areas knows the local term, please update this entry.