Tunnels on Long Fork Railroad in Kentucky

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terry03
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Tunnels on Long Fork Railroad in Kentucky

Post by terry03 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:39 pm

In the 1916 Railway Gazette they list a project awarded to Bates & Rogers Construction Corporation by the Long Fork Railroad. The Long Fork Railroad was owned by the Baltimore & Ohio. The job was in coal country in Kentucky and ran south to Weeksbury, Kentucky. The article states that there were 5 tunnels built along the tracks. Anybody know anything about these tunnels or have pictures of them?

Ron S.
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Re: Tunnels on Long Fork Railroad in Kentucky

Post by Ron S. » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:02 am

What remains of this line (16.5 miles) is currently CSX's Long Fork Subdivision. The five tunnels on the line were:

1) Printer, 350'
2) Price, 812'
3) Long Fork No. 3, 352'
4) Hi Hat No. 2, 424'
5) Long Fork No. 5, 216'

Only the first two remain in service...the remaining three are on the abandoned section of line.

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