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The South Pennsylvania Railroad

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The abandoned right-of-way of the South Pennsylvania Railroad can still be seen in some areas adjacent to the present-day Pennsylvania Turnpike; this was taken in Somerset County, PA. Photo by Russell Love.

Has anyone explored the entrances to the abandoned and unused tunnels adjacent the PA turnpike?

Rich Schlauch
Breinigsville, PA


Update: The PA Turnpike Commission is going to re-align the PA Turnpike at the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, creating another section of the "Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike". This is good news for South Penn RR fans, as we will have another section of where the South Penn RR could've run if Vanderbilt had succeeded in bringing his railroad to southern PA.

Kevin W. Brownlie
Princeton, NJ


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