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North Bend Rail Trail - Brandy Gap Tunnel

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Brandy Gap

West Portal

Photo taken by Bob McMullen 7/7/2005

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #267533

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel over North Bend Rail Trail
Location
Harrison County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,086.0 ft.
Also called
North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel #2
North Bend Rail Trail - Flinderation Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29352, -80.50572   (decimal degrees)
39°17'37" N, 80°30'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/542623/4349466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Inventory number
BH 56745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • November 30, 2015: New photos from Robert Elder
  • November 13, 2015: New photos from Robert Elder
  • November 14, 2014: New photo from Robert Elder
  • October 15, 2013: New photo from Robert Elder
  • October 7, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • October 1, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
  • July 22, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added another alternate name.
  • June 24, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "North Bend Rail Trail"

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Comments 

Brandy Gap Tunnel
Posted July 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Luke. After the CSX(T) wars from a couple years ago, I have been a bit hesitant to post any rail names - even if they are listed on another website.

As I mentioned in a previous comment, I am planning to return to West Virginia later this year for a visit. I will photograph as many of these tunnels as I can.

My next project is to located the 10 Lost Tunnels (other than the Old Eaton Tunnel), and add them to Bridgehunter.

North Bend Rail Trail Brandy Gap Tunnel
Posted July 22, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Robert, right about the time you posted that comment, I was adding rail lines from info I found in the Wikipedia article about the trail.

Brandy Gap Tunnel
Posted July 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As a final note, I will let the railfans list all of the railroad names that are applicable to the tunnels from the "Appalacian Subway" as Mark Twain called it.

Brandy Gap Tunnel
Posted July 22, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently, the title for the new streetview did not come through. The tunnel is located immediately behind the roadcut to the right. Absent of a photograph, this is the closest we can get right now.

Brandy Gap Tunnel
Posted June 24, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Brandy Gap Tunnel is the easternmost tunnel on the North Bend Rail Trail in West Virginia. There are currently 13 tunnels along this trail. The trail passes through 10 of them and beside 3 others. There used to be more tunnels along this route, but many of them probably got "daylighted" and converted into large cuts.

I am hoping to visit West Virginia sometime this year, and I will make a valiant attempt to photograph as many of these tunnels as possible.