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

Tunnel No. 2 is located on the former Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad (CH&D) Ironton Branch near Hoadley, Ohio. The 693-feet long tunnel, completed in 1882 by the Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad (TC&StL),3 featured timber portals but was otherwise unlined.

In 1916, under the CH&D, work commenced on concrete lining Tunnel No. 2 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

  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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