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LN - Torrent Tunnel

Photo 

Kentucky Union RR - Torrent Tunnel

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #485156

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under hillside on Kentucky Union RR (abandoned)
Location
Wolfe County, Kentucky
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Line abandoned in 1942
Railroads
- Kentucky Union Railway (KU)
- Lexington & Eastern Railway (L&E)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Tunnel No. 3
KU - Torrent Tunnel
L&E - Torrent Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.71626, -83.66327   (decimal degrees)
37°42'59" N, 83°39'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/265252/4177673 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added railroad info
  • November 3, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke