N&W in 1912--Two items
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The reference to a gauntlet track in the tunnel is because in 1912 there
was only a single-track Hatfield Tunnel. The N&W Annual Report for year
ending June 30, 1913, states, "Double track work is in progress as follows:
...Hatfield Tunnel, WV, 0.55 miles. This will be completed about February,
1914." The N&W Annual Report for year ending June 30, 1914, states, "Two
bridges, 580 lineal feet, were completed in connection with double track at
Hatfield tunnel." This double tracking resulted in present-day twin
The eastbound bore is concrete lined, but the westbound bore is not lined
and is equipped with a detector for falling rock.
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