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CSX - Mill Creek Tunnel

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Photo taken by Sherman Cahal

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Description 

The Mill Creek Tunnel was located along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad’s “Short Line” and completed in 1869. It was enlarged to accommodate larger trains by the L&N’s successor, CSX Transportation (CSX), and ultimately bypassed.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under hill
Location
Carroll County, Kentucky
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
A tunnel that was bypassed in the 1990s and remains in place.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Brick-lined tunnel.
Dimensions
Total length: 478.0 ft.
Also called
L&N - Mill Creek Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.59318, -85.17323   (decimal degrees)
38°35'35" N, 85°10'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659090/4273215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Campbellsburg
Inventory number
BH 58617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2021: New photos from Sherman Cahal
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Curved", "railroad", "CSX Railroad"

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