Old single track tunnel

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Tue Jul 12 14:29:02 EDT 2011


N&W MP Dept. Data Book II from about 1950 lists the length of the single-track Elkhorn (Flat Top) tunnel as 3015 feet.

M. J. Caples was instrumental in the N&W's Elkhorn Extension, which included the single-track Elkhorn tunnel, but someone else, possibly Alex Schust can probably provide more details about him.

Gordon Hamilton
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Do you know the length of the "single track tunnel"? Also what did Mr. M. J. Caples do that brought attention to his ability?
Thanks Gene A.

[In less than four years the electrification would be a reality, but it would be some 39 years before the old single-track tunnel and the electrification would be replaced by the present double-track Elkhorn tunnel.]

Gordon Hamilton


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