Welcome to HoosacTunnel.net. This website strives to be the most robust source of Hoosac Tunnel information on the Internet. I have been collecting data and photographs, as well as going on adventures for the last 5 years. Now I am making my archive available to all.
On this website you will find old pictures, new pictures, historical information
, and maps! Use the content, especially the maps carefully and remember that the information placed here is on the web for informational and education purposes only! Trespassing on Guilford's property is illegal (don't get caught!), and potentially dangerous (the tunnel is train friendly not people friendly!). I will not hold information from anyone, and I will not discourage exploration! However I cannot be held responsible for any ill fate you may meet while quenching your appetite for adventure around or in the tunnel!
If any of the readers find anything they feel to be inaccurate contact me
with some proof, or comments, and I will try to make any changes. It is my goal to be as accurate as possible, but I know I can't always be right, and sometimes readers can know more about a specific topic than I can. If you would like to contribute any pictures contact me and we can work something out.
For those unfamiliar, The Hoosac Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in the Northern Berkshire towns of Florida and North Adams owned by Guilford Transportation. It runs under the Hoosac range of mountains for a total length of 25,031 feet or 4.74 miles. It took a good 25 years to build and incurred several delays and out right stalls (and you thought the big dig was bad). It took 195 lives during construction, and has taken 30 or more since completion. For more information go to the history section
All that having been said, enjoy the site.