N&W in 1912--Two items

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Thanks. Does that mean that the eastbound, concrete lined tunnel is the newer tunnel?

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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 Hatfield tunnels.]

Gordon Hamilton
The eastbound bore is concrete lined, but the westbound bore is not lined and is equipped with a detector for falling rock. Harry Bundy


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