Deep Valley Tunnel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 19.305 W 079° 44.250
17T E 605661 N 4575244
Quick Description: Former Penn Central tunnel through a bluff along the Sandy Creek.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 8:00:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 9

Long Description:
Railroad was built to haul coal from the region to port on the Lake Erie. The tunnel was constructed in 1945 per the date above the entrance. The rail line was converted to a biking/hiking path during 2000-2005. To preserve the tunnel, a concrete insert was added to give the path structural stability. (Check out the photos.)

The parking coords are for the Rockland Road access point. The walk to the tunnel is roughly half mile on a level grade. (Easy if there is not half foot of snow.)
Construction: Concrete

Condition: Good

Rail Status: No

Current status: Recreation Path

Original Use: Mining

The "Other End": N 41° 19.342 W 079° 44.453

Tunnel Length: 1,000.00

Suggested Parking Area: N 40° 18.983 W 079° 43.417


Website: [Web Link]

Date Built: 1945

Date Abandoned: 2000

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