Hoosac Tunnel Centennial 1973

Hoosac Tunnel Centennial 1973 Trains, Railroad


Stock #: 58291
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: Crown Specialty Advertising Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Commenced in 1851, this famous Railroad tunnel was blasted through 4 3/4 miles of granite beneath the Hoosac Mountain Range near North Adams, Mass. Providing the first practical use of nitroglycerine, it was completed on November 27, 1873 at a cost of 195 lives. The two headings met with an error of only 9/16 of an inch.

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