List of tunnels in Pennsylvania


List of tunnels in Pennsylvania

The following is a list of tunnels in Pennsylvania.

See also List of tunnels in the United States

Rail tunnels

*Acheson Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Washington County [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-80.2836719&lat=40.3161808&datum=nad83]
*Allegheny River Tunnel, Pittsburgh Light Rail, Pittsburgh (under construction)
*Benford Tunnel, CSX Transportation, Confluence [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-79.2953109&lat=39.8114665&datum=nad83]
*Big Savage Tunnel, 3,294 feet, Wellersburg, was Western Maryland Railway, now Rails-to-trails [http://www.wmwestsub.com/connellsvillesub/bigsavagetunnel.htm]
*Buxton Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Avella, Washington County, one mile east of the West Virginia border [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-80.4922904&lat=40.2822926&datum=nad83]
*Black Rock Tunnel, 1,931 feet, Phoenixville, Reading Railroad [http://jim-frizzell.com/PHOENIXVILLE/black_rock_tunnel.htm]
*Broad Street Tunnel, carrying the Broad Street Subway under Broad Street but over submerged US Highway 1.
*Brook Tunnel, CSX Transportation
*Center City Commuter Connection Tunnel, Philadelphia, SEPTA
*Columbia Tunnel, Columbia, Pennsylvania Railroad (Columbia Branch) (abandoned)
*Cork Run Tunnel, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh
*Craighead Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Avella, Washington County, Two miles east of the West Virginia border near Buxton & Stateline Tunnels.
*Crown Avenue Tunnel, 4,747 feet, Scranton, Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad (now Electric City Trolley) [http://www.ectma.org/museum.html]
*Dillinger Tunnel, Emmaus, Reading Railroad (Perkiomen Branch) [http://www.flickr.com/photos/12217887@N07/1582690405/]
*Factoryville Tunnel, 2,250 feet, Delaware and Hudson Railroad (formerly Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad,) Factoryville to Nicholson [http://www.undergroundminers.com/factoryvilletunnel.html]
*Falls Cut Tunnel, CSX Transportation
*Flat Rock Tunnel, 937 feet, Gladwyne, Reading Railroad (aside of and visible from the Schuylkill Expressway) [http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?location=Flat%20Rock%20Tunnel%20-%20NS%20Harrisburg%20Line]
*Friendship Tunnel, Clearfield County
*Fulton Tunnel, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Railroad [http://www.state.pa.us/papower/cwp/view.asp?A=11&Q=452735]
*Gallitzin Tunnel, 3,605 feet, Pennsylvania Railroad, through Allegheny Mountain and under the Eastern Continental Divide [http://www.gallitzin.info/tunnels.php]
*Girard Tunnel, St. Clair, Mill Creek Mine Railroad (abandoned) [http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/mill/1215/railroads.htm]
*Grays Ferry Tunnel, CSX, Grays Ferry, Philadelphia
*Howard Tunnel, Northern Central Railway, New Salem, The oldest U.S. railroad tunnel still in use, constructed in 1837, now on the York County Heritage Rail Trail [http://www.yorktownsquare.com/2007/08/post_123.php]
*Hoyt Tunnel, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Railroad
*Jacks Mountain Tunnel, Adams County, Western Maryland Railway [http://www.wmwestsub.com/hanoversub/jacksmountaintunnel.htm]
*Jeddo Tunnel, Hazle Brook, Reading and Northern Railroad (former Lehigh Valley Railroad)
*Karthaus Tunnel, Karthaus, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Railroad [http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/234322521gDmgoI]
*Lansford-Hauto Tunnel, Lansford, Lehigh and New England Railroad [http://www.jttoday.com/2005/2005-03/SherlockHolmes/SherlockHolmes.html]
*Lofty Tunnel, Schuylkill County, Reading Railroad, under Broad Mountain and the divide between the Delaware and Susquehanna River watersheds (abandoned) [http://userweb.ccomm.com/sfpayer/Pictures/Lofty/LoftyIndex.htm]
*Mahanoy Tunnel, 4,000 feet, Mahanoy City, Reading Railroad, under Broad Mountain and the divide between the Delaware and Susquehanna River watersheds [http://www.colcohist-gensoc.org/Essays/hardcoaltimes.pdf]
*Market Street Tunnel (West Philadelphia and Downtown Philadelphia), carrying rapid transit and streetcars under Market Street and the Schuylkill River
*Market Street Tunnel (West Philadelphia), carrying commuter rail trains under 32nd Street, and including an abandoned branch
*McGugin Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Washington County [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-80.331729&lat=40.2867368&datum=nad83]
*Mount Cobb Tunnel, one of the oldest railroad tunnels in the U.S., constructed in 1849, over 1,000 feet long, Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad, Mt. Cobb, Lackawanna County (abandoned)
*Nay Aug Tunnel, Dunmore, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad [http://www.steamphotos.com/gallery/3358005_NsPBc/1/190696391_ib7ZZ#190696391]
*Nicholson Tunnels, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, Factoryville to Nicholson (abandoned) [http://www.undergroundminers.com/factoryvilletunnel.html]
*Panther Hollow Tunnel, CSX Railroad, Pittsburgh
*Perkasie Tunnel, Perkasie, Reading Railroad (Bethlehem Branch) [http://jrevans.fbody.com/cab_ride/]
*Phoenixville Tunnel, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Railroad (Schuylkill Branch) (abandoned)
*Pinkerton Tunnel, Western Maryland Railway
*Pottsville Tunnel, Pottsville, Pennsylvania Railroad (Schuylkill Branch) (abandoned)
*Quemahoning Mountain Tunnel, Pittsburgh, Westmoreland, & Somerset Railroad, omitted from the Pennsylvania Turnpike [http://sopennrr.tripod.com/]
*Rockport Tunnel, Rockport, Carbon County, Lehigh Valley Railroad (in Lehigh Gorge State Park, south portal visible from towpath across the river) [http://www.gingerb.com/cnj_white_haven_to_mauch_chunk.htm]
*Sabula Tunnels, Pennsylvania Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Clearfield County (go under the Eastern Continental Divide) [http://family.webshots.com/photo/2460464050029688058kegkkl]
*Saint Clair Tunnel, St. Clair, Pennsylvania Railroad (abandoned) [http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/mill/1215/railroads.htm]
*Saltsburg Tunnel, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Saltsburg
*Sand Patch Tunnel (1871), 4,777 feet, Somerset County, Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad (later Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) (abandoned) [http://www.steamphotos.com/gallery/3405984_hFJN7]
*Sand Patch Tunnel (1913), 4,475 feet, Somerset County, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (now CSX Transportation) goes under the Eastern Continental Divide [http://www.steamphotos.com/gallery/3555679_3kvFY#212976249_ofxyC]
*Shawsville Tunnel, Shawsville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Railroad [http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/234322521gDmgoI]
*Shoofly Tunnel, CSX Transportation, Confluence
*Sideling Hill Rail Tunnel, East Broad Top Railroad, Huntingdon County
*Spruce Creek Tunnels, Pennsylvania Railroad, Huntingdon County
*Staple Bend Tunnel, first U.S. railroad tunnel, 900 feet, Allegheny Portage Railroad, Conemaugh Township, Cambria County (abandoned) [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM30JQ]
*State Line Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Washington County [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-80.5159026&lat=40.2897924&datum=nad83]
*Tamaqua Tunnel, Tamaqua, Reading and Northern Railroad (former Reading Railway)
*Turn Hole Tunnel, Jim Thorpe, Central Railroad of New Jersey (at the Glen Onoko access, abandoned but popular with Lehigh Gorge State Park guests) [http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2735091610101561550YUhRgd]
*Vosburg Tunnel, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Vosburg, Wyoming County [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=14640575]
*Wabash Tunnel, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway, Pittsburgh
*Wadesville Tunnel, Wadesville, Danville and Pottsville Railroad (destroyed by strip mining), second U.S. railroad tunnel
*White Cottage Tunnel, Pennsylvania Railroad, near Holbrook, Greene County
*White Haven Tunnel, White Haven, Central Railroad of New Jersey [http://www.gingerb.com/cnj_penobscot_to_white_haven.htm]
*White Tunnel, Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad, Indiana
*Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway Tunnel, 2,800 feet, Warrior Run (abandoned, north portal filled in for Interstate 81) [http://www.northeast.railfan.net/wbhr.gif] [http://www.northeast.railfan.net/wbmap.gif]
*Yatesville Tunnel, Yatesville, Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad (abandoned) [http://www.northeast.railfan.net/wbmap.gif]

Road tunnels

*26th Street Tunnel, Philadelphia, takes Route 291 under the intersection of Passyunk and Oregon Avenues just south of its interchange with the Schuylkill Expressway [http://www.northeastroads.com/pennsylvania200/pa-291_eb_at_i-076.jpg]
*Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, 6,070 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Somerset County (goes under the Eastern Continental Divide) [http://www.northeastroads.com/i-076d_pa.html]
*Armstrong Tunnel, 1,320 feet, Pittsburgh, goes underneath Duquesne University
*Blue Mountain Tunnel, 4,339 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lurgan Township, northern Franklin County [http://www.northeastroads.com/i-076d_pa.html]
*Fort Pitt Tunnel, 3,614 feet, Pittsburgh, Interstate 279
*"Ghost Tunnel", carries Dawson Road under Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, Curtisville
*Independence Hall Tunnel, Interstate 95, Philadelphia
*Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel, 4,727 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lurgan and Fannett Townships, northern Franklin County [http://www.northeastroads.com/i-076d_pa.html]
*Laurel Hill Tunnel, 4,541 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike (abandoned) [http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_Pages1985/Browse%20Around%20Our%20Site.htm]
*Lehigh Tunnel, Blue Mountain, 4,400 feet, Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, goes under Blue Mountain between Lehigh and Carbon Counties [http://www.pahighways.com/toll/LehighTunnel.html]
*Liberty Tubes, 5,889 feet, Pittsburgh
*Negro Mountain Tunnel, South Pennsylvania Railroad, Somerset County, never used and omitted from the Pennsylvania Turnpike [http://sopennrr.tripod.com/]
*Rays Hill Tunnel, 3,532 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike (abandoned) [http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_Pages1985/Browse%20Around%20Our%20Site.htm]
*Sideling Hill Tunnel, 6,782 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike (abandoned) [http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/Web_Pages1985/Browse%20Around%20Our%20Site.htm]
*Squirrel Hill Tunnel, 4,225 feet, Pittsburgh, Interstate 376
*Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel, 5,326 feet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, between Franklin and Huntingdon Counties [http://www.northeastroads.com/i-076d_pa.html]
*University City Tunnel, Schuylkill Expressway, Philadelphia (goes under the 30th Street Station and several blocks of streets with the University of Pennsylvania on the west and openings toward the Schuylkill River on the east) [http://www.northeastroads.com/pennsylvania075/i-076_eb_exit_346a_01.jpg]

Other transportation tunnels

*Union Canal Tunnel, 5/8 mile, Lebanon [http://www.visitlebanoncounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=1]


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