Schenley Tunnel

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Schenley Tunnel
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The south portal in 2016.
Overview
Other name(s) Neville Street Tunnel
Line P&W Subdivision
Location Junction Hollow
Coordinates 40°26′47″N 79°56′51″W / 40.44631°N 79.94737°W / 40.44631; -79.94737Coordinates: 40°26′47″N 79°56′51″W / 40.44631°N 79.94737°W / 40.44631; -79.94737
Operation
Opened 1883 (1883)
Technical
Length 2,872.4 feet (875.5 m)[1]
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Schenley Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Alternate names are Neville Street Tunnel or Pittsburgh Junction Railroad Tunnel.

It is located in Junction Hollow in the city's Oakland neighborhood where it carries CSX Transportation's P&W Subdivision about 70 feet (21 m) beneath Neville Street. The Allegheny Valley Railroad, a short-line railroad, uses the tunnel for regional services. Amtrak's Capitol Limited also uses the tunnel when entering and leaving the city. The tunnel measures 2,872 feet (875 m) in length and the keystone notes that it opened in 1883 with Shaw, Stearns & Norris as its contractors.

The south portal in 1914.

References

  1. ^ http://pghbridges.com/pittsburghE/0589-4478/pghjctrr_tun.htm

External links


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