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North Bend Rail Trail - Butcher's Tunnel

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel for the Parkersburg Branch of the B&O Railroad. Cut is located on North Bend Rail Trail.
Location
Ritchie County, West Virginia
Status
Daylighted and replaced by a cut
History
Bored in 1857, daylighted in 1963.
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 855.0 ft.
Also called
Tunnel #9
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28396, -80.99901   (decimal degrees)
39°17'02" N, 80°59'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/500085/4348288 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pennsboro
Inventory number
BH 60808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "North Bend Rail Trail"

Sources 

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