This Incredibly Haunted Train Tunnel Through The Virginia Mountains Will Soon Reopen
With extensive history and unique attractions, Virginia never fails to impress. For example, did you realize the Old Dominion was once the home to one of the world’s largest train tunnels? The Blue Ridge Tunnel was completed in 1858 and was considered to be a marvel of engineering. Such progress came with a price, though, and unfortunately several workers lost their lives working on this landmark. While the train tunnel has long been discontinued, there is currently a renovation underway that will eventually allow visitors to walk or bike through the passageway.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For more information about the Blue Ridge Tunnel Greenway, be sure to visit the official websites for updates and progress reports by clicking here. What are your thoughts on this fascinating new rail trail? Be sure to share with us!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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