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Borden Tunnel

Borden Tunnel
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Borden Tunnel
Overview
LocationAllegany County, near Frostburg, Maryland
Coordinates39°41′19″N 78°55′08″W / 39.68861°N 78.91889°W / 39.68861; -78.91889
StatusRestored, converted to rail trail
SystemWestern Maryland Railway (defunct)
Operation
Opened1911
Closed1975 (rail line abandoned)
Technical
Length957.5 ft (291.8 m)
No. of tracksDouble
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Highest elevation2036 ft (621 m)
Grade1.7%

The Borden Tunnel is a 957-foot long, formerly abandoned, railway tunnel located about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Frostburg, Maryland. Unlighted, it is now part of the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail.[1][2]

The Western Maryland Railway built the tunnel in 1911 for its Connellsville Subdivision. The rail line was abandoned in 1975.[3]

References

  1. ^ Allegheny Highlands Trail of Maryland, Cumberland, MD. "History Along the Trail: Borden Tunnel."[permanent dead link] Accessed 2010-01-13.
  2. ^ Downing, Bob (2008-07-14). "Great Allegheny Passage follows 150-mile rail-trail through mountain scenery". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 30, 2009.
  3. ^ Cook, Roger; Zimmermann, Karl (1992). The Western Maryland Railway: Fireballs and Black Diamonds (2nd ed.). Laurys Station, Pennsylvania: Garrigues House. p. 283. ISBN 0-9620844-4-1.

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