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WB&T - Chapline Hill Tunnel

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel for Abandoned Railroad Grade
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Likely to be used on a rail-trail.
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wheeling Bridge & Terminal Railway (WB&T)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,500.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
Wheeling Heritage Trail - Chapline Hill Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.05813, -80.71908   (decimal degrees)
40°03'29" N, 80°43'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/523959/4434247 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory number
BH 61315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wheeling Terminal Railroad"
  • June 11, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

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Comments 

Chapline Hill Tunnel
Posted June 12, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, if the folks in Wheeling can accomplish that project, they will have one of the most interesting rail-trails nationwide. The southern Mt. Wood tunnel has collapsed in the middle. That is probably the biggest obstacle for the project.

Chapline Hill Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2014, by Luke Harden

No problem.

Hopefully Mt. Wood (S) and the adjacent deck truss are also converted whenever you are in the area.

Chapline Hill Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Luke. I have not visited this tunnel yet. I hope to walk through it someday.

Chapline Hill Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2014, by Luke Harden

Your location is correct.

Chapline Hill Tunnel
Posted June 11, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Location and length are approximate. See link for more information.