Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

West Virginia

>

Littleton+vicinity

>

Board Tree Tunnel, Littleton, Marshall County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1272509
Photocopy Of Photograph 1977, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad And Its Branches From The Lakes To The Sea, Baltimore, 1872

HB1272510
Northern Approach To Tunnel.

HB1272511
Northern Approach To Tunnel.

HB1272512
Northern Portal.

HB1272513
Keystone On North Portal.

HB1272514
South Portal.

HB1272515
Entrance Entablature Over South Portal.

HB1272516
East Wall Of South Portal Showing Stone Entrance Arch And Interior Brick Arching.

HB1272517
Interior Of Tunnel Showing Stone And Brick Construction

HB1272518
Iron Arch In Tunnel, Possibly Added At A Later Date.

HB1272519
Iron Arch In Tunnel, Possibly Added At A Later Date.


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Littleton+vicinity, WV

Find maps of Littleton+, WV


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-37
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Significance: The Board Tree Tunnel is one of the first major railroad tunnels in the United States. The tunnel along with the original B&O line from Baltimore to Wheeling is a tribute to three important 19th century engineers: Benjamin Latrobe, Wendell Bollman, and Albert Fink. Of note is iron arching found in the tunnel. No date is given for its placement, but another tunnel on the same line (Kingwood Tunnel, HAER WV-16) used the same type of prefabricated segmental iron arch in its construction during 1849-57.

Related Names
Latrobe, Benjamin
Bolman, Wedell
Fink, Albert


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of photograph 1977, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and its Branches from the Lakes to the sea, Baltimore, 1872. SOUTH PORTAL OF TUNNEL
2. NORTHERN APPROACH TO TUNNEL.
3. NORTHERN APPROACH TO TUNNEL.
4. NORTHERN PORTAL.
5. KEYSTONE ON NORTH PORTAL.
6. SOUTH PORTAL.
7. ENTRANCE ENTABLATURE OVER SOUTH PORTAL.
8. EAST WALL OF SOUTH PORTAL SHOWING STONE ENTRANCE ARCH AND INTERIOR BRICK ARCHING.
9. INTERIOR OF TUNNEL SHOWING STONE AND BRICK CONSTRUCTION. NOTE IRON ARCH IN PHOTO.
10. IRON ARCH IN TUNNEL, POSSIBLY ADDED AT A LATER DATE.
11. IRON ARCH IN TUNNEL, POSSIBLY ADDED AT A LATER DATE.


Back to Littleton+vicinity, West Virginia