Tunnel No. 2

Tunnel No. 2 (Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad)

Tunnel No. 2 is located on the former Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad Ironton Branch near Hoadley, Ohio.


Tunnel No. 2, completed in 1882 by the Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad (TC&StL), 3 featured timber portals but was otherwise unlined. The TC&StL was acquired by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (CH&D) in 1891 and became the Ironton Branch.

In 1916, under the CH&D, work commenced on improvements to the tunnels along the Ironton Branch including lining Tunnel No. 2 with concrete, but flooding later in the year washed out substantial portions of the CH&D south of Wellston. The railroad opted to abandon the route from Wellston to Dean Junction, including tunnels No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3. 1 2


Information

  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad
  • Type: Tunnel
  • Status: Abandoned / Closed
  • Total Length: 693 feet

Sources

  1. “B &O Railroad Era.” Wellston Forum. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2010. Article.
  2. PDF.
  3. Davis, Evan Edward. “Iron Horses.” Industrial History of Oak Hill, Ohio. N.p.: n.p., 1973. 19-21. Print.

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