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North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel #18

Photo 

Location of daylighted tunnel.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2015

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BH Photo #341203

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Daylighted Tunnel for B&O Railroad
Location
Ritchie County, West Virginia
Status
Demolished
History
Bored 1857 and daylighted 1963.
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 963.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21463, -81.14767   (decimal degrees)
39°12'53" N, 81°08'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/487251/4340605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cairo
Inventory number
BH 58672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2015: New photo from Robert Elder
  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Added information from WVNC Rails website.
  • November 5, 2013: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • WVNC Rails - Outstanding website that discusses railroads in West Virgina and North Carolina.

Comments 

North Bend Rail Trail Tunnel #18
Posted November 5, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have not yet been able to determine the locations of all of the lost tunnels on the Parkersburg Branch of the B&O Railroad. But, looking at the topography between Cornwallis and Cairo, and noting the tunnel numbering sequence, the locations in this area are obvious. I have also field checked the locations of Tunnels #14-#17. Tunnel #17 is extant, just abandoned. The other tunnels between #13 (Bonds Creek Tunnel) and #19 (Silver Run Tunnel) have been daylighted.