Hoosac Tunnel, West Portal

Hoosac Tunnel, West Portal


North Adams, Massachusetts (MA), US
The Hoosac Tunnel bores through 4.75 miles of mountain in Western Massachusetts. Construction took place between 1851 and 1876, opening a railroad route between Boston and Albany. The project claimed 295 lives.

This image shows tracks entering the tunnel in North Adams, on the western end of the tunnel.

For a 1947 topo map showing the Hoosac Tunnel, see http://docs.unh.edu/MA/nadm48nw.jpg
The Hoosac Tunnel bores through 4.75 miles of mountain in Western Massachusetts. Construction took place between 1851 and 1876, opening a railroad route between Boston and Albany. The project claimed 295 lives.

This image shows tracks entering the tunnel in North Adams, on the western end of the tunnel.

For a 1947 topo map showing the Hoosac Tunnel, see http://docs.unh.edu/MA/nadm48nw.jpg
View in Google Earth Tunnels, Transportation - Rail
Links: hoosactunnel.net, en.wikipedia.org
By: skyeye

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