Carr's Tunnel

Carr's Tunnel is an abandoned railway tunnel in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Known locally as Witches' Tunnel, it was originally built in 1856 for the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was brick-lined in 1868-1869.[1] The railway line it was associated with, now dismantled, once ran from Donohoe Station to the now-vanished Carney Station, near the Carney coal mine, and on to Latrobe.[2]

Carr's Tunnel
Carr’s Tunnel, by Purviance, W. T. (William T.).jpg
Stereoscopic view of the tunnel
Overview
LocationGreensburg, Pennsylvania
Statusabandoned
Operation
Constructedrock bored, brick lined
OpenedJanuary, 1856
OwnerPennsylvania Railroad
Technical
Length825 feet
No. of tracksdouble

In recent years single-family residences have been built directly adjacent to the abandoned tunnel.[3]

External linksEdit

  • Video of the tunnel [1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gillette, Halbert Powers (1904). Rock Excavation, methods and cost (online book). New York: M.C. Clark. p. 338. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  2. ^ "Carney Mine, Carney Station". Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Former PRR mainline tunnel outside Greensburg". Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

Coordinates: 40°18′36″N 79°28′01″W / 40.310°N 79.467°W / 40.310; -79.467