Openings are on a straight section, I'm thinking 7" high .  Using a double wide and rasing it 1".

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Depends on what you plan to run. If you are going to run a 381 then 7" is not enough. 219 crane is  tall too. Flyer 4021 Caboose is close to 7", and so is any loco with the large pantograph

... I run a couple of large MESG locos an have set the necessary clearance at 9".  All measurements from the table top.

Rob English posted:

Depends on what you plan to run. If you are going to run a 381 then 7" is not enough. 219 crane is  tall too. Flyer 4021 Caboose is close to 7", and so is any loco with the large pantograph

 

I think the portals on the Lionel 140 tunnel were about 7" high. Always bugged me that as big as that mountain is the 219 crane wasn't even close to clearing the portals. Heck if  you didn't position it just right even a 500 series box car was close but that might have more to do with the width. 

 

Saw a picture of someone running a canary system through the Hellgate bridge,  means it must be pretty big. By

 

I was thinking that the measurements of the Hellsgaye bridge entrance would be a good size. Should accommodate most anything.

Can anyone post the size please.

Thanks

A modicum of searching reveals this information copied from here:
The "original" 300 Hellgate Bridge is 28-1/2" long overall, 10-3/4" wide, and 11-1/2" high. The clearances of the bridge opening are 5-7/8" wide and 7-1/2" high at the center point of the arch (7" above tubular track rail).

The re-issue 305 Hellgate bridge is 30" long overall, 12" wide, and 11-1/8" high. The clearances of the opening are 7" wide and 7-1/2" high at the arch center point - still 7" above the track rails.

NB: emphasis added for clarity.

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