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Indigo Tunnel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trainbug
N 39° 38.350 W 078° 21.643
17S E 726484 N 4391038
Quick Description: 4,350' Indigo Tunnel along the Western Maryland Railway
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2006 2:50:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMX6D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Crystal Sound
Views: 307

Long Description:
The 4,350' Indigo Tunnel on the Western Maryland Railway was built in 1904. Tha last train passed through the on May 21st 1975 and the railroad was abandoned. A 22 mile segment of the roadbed from Big Pool on the C & O Canal to Pearre (pronounced Paree so I'm told by locals) has been paved as the Western Maryland Railtrail. Current plans call for the tunnel to be rehabbed and included into the trail extending the trail to Little Orleans.
The coords noted are for the East Portal which is accessible from the C & O Canal towpath. It is located at the 138.25 mile mark of the Canal. It is about 2.25 miles from the current end of Trail at Pearre. The West Portal is approximately 1 mile from Little Orleans.
Construction: Wood Timber

Condition: Good

Rail Status: No

Current status: Abandoned & Visitable

Original Use: Freight

Tunnel Length: 4,350.00

Suggested Parking Area: N 39° 38.190 W 078° 19.436


Website: [Web Link]

Date Built: 1904

Date Abandoned: 1975

The "Other End": Not Listed

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