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Southern - Fairdale Tunnel

Photos 

Former East Portal, now filled in

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Dec. 2008

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BH Photo #130779

Map 

Description 

Built by Southern Railroad on line finished in 1881. Bypassed in 1983. Presently part of Norfolk Southern route from Louisville to Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under a hill and Tunnel Hill Road on formerly the Southern Railway in Fairdale
Location
Fairdale, Harrison County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Bypassed, abandoned and filled in by railroad
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 570.0 ft.
Also called
Southern - Depauw Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32570, -86.19282   (decimal degrees)
38°19'33" N, 86°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/570554/4242260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depauw
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to Description
  • April 25, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • December 22, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com