Maryland Guy

Point of Rocks Tunnel

This tunnel was built in 1902 and was originaly double tracked. Now westbound traffic goes through the tunnel and eastbound traffic comes around the tunnel between the mountain and the old C&O canal.

Point of Rocks Tunnel
Maryland Guy, Aug 8, 2006
    • Stourbridge Lion
      Is that the actual grade or just the angle of the camera?
    • Maryland Guy
      It's the angle of the camera. There is virtually no grade there. I took the photo on the embankment of the C&O Canal and I guess I wasn't exactly level!
    • BoxcabE50
      Wasn't there a near by B&O station of the same name. A famous structure? Is it still there?

      :D

      Boxcab E50
    • Maryland Guy
      Yes the Point of Rocks passenger station is only about a half mile east of this tunnel. I have at least one photo of the station on this site.
    • BoxcabE50
      Is that station still standing today? Believe I saw a photo of it in an RI album? Somewhere, I have a slide of it. Given to me by a friend years ago. Always thought it was a neat depot.

      :D

      Boxcab E50
    • Maryland Guy
      The station stands at the center of the Old Main Line and the Metropolitan branch of the CSX. Look under structures and you can see at least one photo of it.
    • BoxcabE50
      Darn! I've been looking for the slide mentioend previously. Can't find it! :(

      Boxcab E50
    • Maryland Guy
      It is under structures and was posted about three weeks ago.
    • BoxcabE50
      Right. I did see that one. Am still looking for the slide I was given..... Thought it was in a certain box. But...

      :(

      Boxcab E50
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