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The ventilator fans at the top of Hoosac Tunnel center shaft in action.

Photographed by Ken Patton, October, 1973.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, June 3, 2023.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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I wonder how they did this when the tunnel was new? Likely steam powered fans with a full-time engine tender.

Posted by Henry Brown on 2023-06-04 08:15:05

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