This Incredibly Haunted Train Tunnel Through The Virginia Mountains Will Soon Reopen
By Beth|Published October 10, 2018
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. 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.
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.
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!
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