Hoosac Tunnel, West Portal Looking Out

Hoosac Tunnel, West Portal Looking Out North Adams Massachusetts


Stock #: 450542
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: North Adams
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Berkshire
Postmark: Oct-26
PM City: North Adams
PM State: MA
Stamp: 1c
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. The bore on left was the original starting point of the tunnel. Equipped with Electoral service 1911.
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