Chapline Hill Tunnel is a tunnel along the former Wheeling Terminal Railway under Chapline Hill in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The Wheeling Terminal Railway (WT) is a former 9½ mile railroad between Martins Ferry, Ohio, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) at 27th Street in Wheeling. The initial WT line was completed in 1891 and a 2.20-mile extension from the B&O to the Riverside Iron Works, including a 2,478 feet tunnel under Chapline Hill, was constructed by May 1895. 2 The line was then extended .38 miles south to 9th Street Benwood by November 1896.
In January 1921, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) took over operations of the WT. 3
In 1938, the last passenger train traveled over the WT, and it was last used by a freight train in 1982. 1
- State: West Virginia
- Route: Wheeling Terminal Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad
- Type: Tunnel
- Status: Abandoned / Closed
- Total Length: 2,478 feet
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- Netzlof, Robert T. “Corporate Genealogy Wheeling Terminal.” Railroad Data primarily related to the Pennsylvania Railroad. 20 Jan. 2008. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.
- “The Wheeling Terminal Railway Company.” The Pennsylvania Railroad Company: The Corporate, Financial and Construction History of Lines Owned, Operated and Controlled To December 31, 1945, Volume III Lines West of Pittsburgh 3 (1946): 648-63. Print.