Kessler Tunnel was constructed to allow the WM to cut through Tunnel Hill and by-pass numerous bends in the Potomac River. Kessler Tunnel has a length of 1843.3 ft., it is pretty much isolated, since there is a bridge at each end of the tunnel. The east portal of Kessler tunnel is in very bad shape, the worst I've seen on the WM. It is eroding away as a result of the water fall over top and to the right of the east portal. If it continues to be neglected as it has been since May 1975 it will soon be very unstable. But the right-of-way leading up to the east portal like most of the abandoned right-of-way is in great shape just tall grass and a few soft spots. The west portal unlike the east portal is in excellent condition. There is a water fall on this side too over top the portal on rainy days but it has not started to erode yet at all. The cut leading up to the tunnel is cut out of rock and is very steep. However today the cut is grown up with tall trees. There was a telephone box at each end of the tunnel and a train-order office at the west portal.
Today the remains of the office is under a fallen WM power pole.
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