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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Kingwood Tunnel, Tunnelton, Preston County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1262810
Photocopied 1974, The Book Of The Great Railway Celebrations Of 1857, William Prescott Smith, New York, D

HB1262811
View Of East Portal, Original Bore At Upper Right.

HB1262812
Looking West

HB1262813
West Portal


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Item Title


Location
Kingwood Tunnel, Tunnelton vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-16
Significance: The Kingwood tunnel was the major tunnel on the B&O mainline between Baltimore and Wheeling. Its construction involved the invention of new tunneling techniques and the use of prefabricated iron arch segments. It was the longest tunnel in America in 1852.

Related Names
Fink, Albert
Latrobe, Benjamin H.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied 1974, The Book of the Great Railway Celebrations of 1857, William Prescott Smith, New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1857 DRAWING SHOWING THE EASTERN END OF THE KINGWOOD TUNNEL.
2. VIEW OF EAST PORTAL, ORIGINAL BORE AT UPPER RIGHT.
3. LOOKING WEST. APPROACH CUTS SHOWING DIFFERENCE IN GRADE OF EARLY (RIGHT) AND LATER LEVELS.
4. WEST PORTAL. ORIGINAL MASONRY PARTLY REVEALED.


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