In 1912 or so, the L&N was eager to get to the high-quality coal around Hazard KY. This tunnel, 1,300′ or so, was the access.
Hello, Hazard! This is on the north side of Hazard Yard, now plenty of tracks but not much traffic. In its day, though, it was a full-time yard. There was at least one turntable. The circular foundation is still visible. The next post is of the tunnel on the south side of the yard.
I read your blog from time to time and enjoy your pictures. I can relate to the “plenty of tracks, but not much traffic”. I live only a couple of blocks from the Ravenna, Ky yards. Not much traffic here anymore either.
Old turntable visible here.
Good catch! We drove across it while heading up to the tunnel. Dante’s turntable is in better condition.