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Nay Aug Park Tunnels

Basic
Region: Scranton, PA
Location
Type: Railroad feature
Status: Partially Abandoned
Parent: Nay Aug Park
Location:

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Underground Structure
Type: Tunnel
Status: Operational
Total Length: 890 feet
Depth (BGL): 66 feet
Opened: c1900

The Nay Aug Park Tunnels consist of 2 bores through a hill. One of the tunnels is active, and the other is abandoned and gutted. The tunnel was built for the Lackawanna Cutoff.

Not much is known about this tunnel. If anyone has any information, please “Suggest an Edit”!

Nay Aug Park Tunnel c1900

Nay Aug Park Tunnel c1900

by Detroit Publishing Co - Public domain

This is a photo of a train coming westbound out of the Nay Aug tunnel. At this time, the only bore was the active one seen in my pictures. Also, the tunnel is less finished in this picture.

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Nay Aug Park Tunnels West Portal (June 2019)

Nay Aug Park Tunnels West Portal (June 2019)

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

This is a photo of the Nay Aug Park tunnel’s west portal as of June 2019.

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Nay Aug Park Tunnels Entrance (June 2019)

Nay Aug Park Tunnels Entrance (June 2019)

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Just walking into the abandoned tunnel.

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Nay Aug Park Tunnels Roof Equipment (June 2019)

Nay Aug Park Tunnels Roof Equipment (June 2019)

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here you can see pins and equipment on the ceiling. I know those are to prevent cracks, but if anyone knows what they’re actually called, please “Suggest an Edit”!

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Nay Aug Park Tunnels Last Tie (June 2019)

Nay Aug Park Tunnels Last Tie (June 2019)

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

This is the last railroad tie I was able to find in the abandoned tunnel bore.

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Nay Aug Park Tunnels Spike (June 2019)

Nay Aug Park Tunnels Spike (June 2019)

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Finally, here is a railroad spike I found, right next to the last tie.

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