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CSX - Blue Tom Tunnel

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel for CSX Railroad, Coal River Subdivision
Location
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902;
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
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 (478)
Built during 1900s (6,752)
CSX Railroad (1,363)
Kanawha County, West Virginia (64)
Open (38,117)
Owned by railroad (11,049)
Railroad (14,303)
Tunnel (1,089)
West Virginia (1,387)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

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.