Hoosac Tunnel, East Portal

Hoosac Tunnel, East Portal Massachusetts


Stock #: 315431
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Florida
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Berkshire
Publisher: C. W. Hughes & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Hoosac Tunnel was commenced in 1851 and completed in 1875. The total length 4 3/4 miles long and is the longest tunnel in the United States. Rock excavated 1,900,000 tons. Men employed during construction were about 900. Lives lost 192, width 24 feet height 20 feet. Equipped with electrical service 1911