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CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel

Photo 

CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel

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Photo taken by Everett N Young

View this photo at csxthsociety.org

BH Photo #464100

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel for CSX Railroad, Coal River Subdivision
Location
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902;
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24245, -81.81279   (decimal degrees)
38°14'33" N, 81°48'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/428874/4233028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Julian
Inventory number
BH 61203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1902 (506)
Built during 1900s (7,041)
CSX Railroad (1,593)
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (164)
Kanawha County, West Virginia (68)
Open (39,200)
Owned by railroad (11,963)
Railroad (15,084)
Tunnel (1,200)
West Virginia (1,477)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 3, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel
Posted February 19, 2017, by Luke

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CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel
Posted February 19, 2017, by Jack Wright (jackwright1956 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction - you list Blue Tom bridge/tunnel in the CSX Coal River subduction as being in Kanawha County. It is not in Kanawha County - it is in Lincoln County by better than 5 miles. When you turn up Coal River off of WV 214 you go about 3 miles or so and the blacktop ends and you're in a rock base gravel road. The county line is where the blacktop ends. At this point you're in Lincoln County. I'm positive of this - my grandparents live in the first house in Lincoln County after you crossed the county line back in the 1960s-70s.

CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks anonymous. You beat me to it. I just happened to find the tunnel by virtue of Google Maps.

CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2016, by Anonymous
CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2016, by April Waldron (awkitten [at] aol [dot] com)

I'm trying to find a date when this tunnel was built.