Links and Stuff

North Adams Public Library

Dan Boudillion’s Hoosac Tunnel Abode of the Dammed

Cornell University – Scribners 1870 Hoosac Tunnel by W. Gladden

Hoosac Tunnel Website

Western Gateway Heritage State Park


Website Sources:

  • Hoosac, A Short History of the World’s Most Interesting Tunnel By Alden H. Dreyer, 1964
  • Hoosac Tunnel Commissioners Report, February 28, 1863
  • Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine, April 1877
  • North Adams Transcript, March 2 1868
  • History of Hoosac Tunnel, 1819-1911
  • A Pinprick of Light, by Carl Byron, 1995 ISBN 1-881535-17-7
  •                                                               1974 ISBN 0-8289-0324-7
  • Building BIG, by David Macaulay, 2000 ISBN 0-395-96331-1

Special Thanks….

I would like to personally thank the following people for their help with this project. Without them it would have been impossible…..

Alden Dreyer

John Alan Roderick

Fred Fedrini

Charlie Hine

Joe Norton

And for tolerating my idiosyncrasies, my wife Gayle



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