Housatonic Railroad Tunnel
Also known as: Hawleyville Tunnel #1Near Parmalee Hill Road, Newtown (Hawleyville)
A rock tunnel near the summit of the Housatonic RR grade at Hawleyville.
Hous East 1
East end of tunnel
Photo taken by Chester Gehman in May 2014
+41.43496, -73.3254241°26'06" N, 73°19'32" W
A tunnel bored through solid rock on the Housatonic Railroad, which ran from Bridgeport to the Mass. state line at Canaan. It is perhaps the second-oldest bore in Connecticut. It was abandoned in 1910-1911 when the new double track Maybrook line was built causing the entire Housatonic line between Botsford and Hawleyville to be eliminated.
- December 6, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
- July 7, 2016: Added by Chester Gehman
- Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Brian Bartlett - worumbo [at] gmail [dot] com