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Consolidated Road Underpass

Consolidated Road Underpass

The Consolidated Road Underpass for the Norfolk Southern Railroad is located in Preble County, Ohio south of Eaton.

The stone underpass was constructed in 1880 for the Eaton & Hamilton Railroad (E&H), later the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (CH&D), Conrail, and then Norfolk Southern. Chartered on February 8, 1847, E&H proposed to construct a line from the Richmond & Miami Railroad at Eaton southeast towards the CH&D north of Hamilton. The E&H used trackage rights into the city and south to New Miami, and the E&H was opened to Eaton on July 1, 1852. On April 30, 1866, the E&H reorganized as the Cincinnati, Richmond & Chicago Railroad (CR&C) under the control of the CH&D.

The CR&C became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad, eventually just becoming the Pennsylvania Railroad’s New Castle District of the Lake Division (PRR). 1 The PRR was eventually sold to the Norfolk & Western, which became the Norfolk Southern New Castle District.

Consolidated Road Underpass


  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Type: Tunnel
  • Status: Active - Railroad
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  1. Jakucyk, Jeffrey. “Pennsylvania Railroad/Norfolk & Western to Ft. Wayne, IN – Norfolk Southern, Newcastle District.” Cincinnati Traction History. N.p., n.d. 18 May 2012. Web. Article.

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