Built At The Cost Of Many Lives, This Half-Mile Train Tunnel In West Virginia Is Now Abandoned

Tucked away in the mountains of West Virginia are miles and miles of abandoned railroad track. Some of it has been converted to rail trail to be enjoyed by hikers, bikers, and equestrians. But some of it, like the Board Tree Tunnel on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s main line between Baltimore, Maryland and Wheeling, West Virginia, just lies forgotten in the forest.

Are you fascinated by the history of trains and railroads? You’re not alone, and West Virginia has plenty of such history and relics for you to investigate. For example, here’s some more train history for you: do you know about the train tunnel dug by legendary John Henry? And did you know you could stay in a railroad-themed bed and breakfast right along the Coal Heritage Trail?

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