Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

BandAfan

State Line tunnels....

but not really, since they actually lie 3 miles inside New York state in the town of Canaan. Led by GE C32-8 6613, westbound PWSE exits the west portal of the origional State Line tunnel, which was bored in ca.1840 by the Albany & West Stockbridge RR, a partially-owned subsidiary of the Western RR. These two roads, plus the Boston & Worcester eventually merged in 1869 to become the Boston & Albany.
After the NYC&HRRR leased the B&A in 1900, the railroad was upgraded with added trackage, minor line relocations and the addition of a second bore at State Line. The "new bore" is wider and taller than the origional and with the single-tracking of the B&A in the late 1980's by ConRail, the track through the origional bore was removed with the "single main" utilising the second bore.
Taken on June 24, 1988, the old westbound main was on borrowed time.

Media information

Category
Tunnels
Added by
BandAfan
Date added
View count
2,886
Comment count
4
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media





RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

Top