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NH - Hawleyville Tunnel #2

Photos 

NYNE East

East Portal

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2014

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BH Photo #427877

Map 

Description 

Former NY&NE/HP&F route to Waterbury via Southbury. Concrete-lined in 1911 when the Maybrook Line was constructed overhead. Line was cut back to Southbury in favor of routing through traffic through Derby and eventually abandoned in 1948.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under Parmalee Hill Road on New Haven Railroad
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1881; concrete-lined 1911; abandoned 1948
Railroads
- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad (HP&F)
- New York & New England Railroad (NYNE)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43531, -73.32556   (decimal degrees)
41°26'07" N, 73°19'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/639894/4588435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newtown
Inventory number
BH 64655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 13, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

NH - Hawleyville Tunnel #2
Posted November 6, 2019, by Nicholas (nsr [dot] ny [at] icloud [dot] com)

The newer of the two tunnels (concrete lined) at this location has been filled in or caved in as of my visit on 11/5/19. the cut was too steep to scramble down with my camera bag on so I walked along the most recent train tracks (highest cut, no tunnel) to try to find the opening to get to the other side of the tunnel and walked off to the side to find it. I found the location based on photos i've seen and i didn't realize that I was on top of where the tunnel should be exposed until I was at the top. I recommend staying away from the west side (caved in) because im not sure of what you are standing on.