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N&W - Coaldale Tunnel

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

BH Photo #389218

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel for Norfolk & Western Railway
Location
Mercer County, West Virginia
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned 1950
Railroad
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,015.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.34406, -81.34395   (decimal degrees)
37°20'39" N, 81°20'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/469534/4133096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bramwell
Inventory number
BH 60861 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • May 5, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • March 21, 2016: Updated by Ian Martin: Moved marker to location of old tunnel
  • March 20, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added abandonment date
  • May 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Norfolk Southern Railway"
  • May 6, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

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Comments 

N&W - Coaldale Tunnel
Posted March 20, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Those tracks look remarkably healthy for a tunnel which has been abandoned since 1950. Is the marker in the right place?