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CSX - Sophia Tunnel (South)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel for CSX RR
Location
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Virginian Railway (VGN)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.70060, -81.25443   (decimal degrees)
37°42'02" N, 81°15'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/477571/4172627 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lester
Inventory number
BH 60940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Norfolk & Western Railway", "Railroad"
  • May 12, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Sophia Tunnel (South)
Posted May 12, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've found an image of a Norfolk & Western train "near Sophia", exiting a tunnel, so I'd guess that NS currently uses the line

Image source: http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/trans/nss/t...

Sophia Tunnel (South)
Posted May 12, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The "What's Here" feature does not seem to bring up the name of the railroad line that passes through the tunnels at Sophia, West Virginia. I will need to research this further.

Just look at the switchbacks the railroad needed to get down the mountain! This is difficult terrain even by West Virginia standards.