#20 Sandy Ridge Tunnel

This is the longest tunnel on the old CC&O.  That little white dot in the lower middle of the tunnel is 7,854′ away.  The other portal is actually refurbished, but I like this portal.  It resembles the original facing that the Southern used on some of its tunnels…they’re usually dated about 1908 or so.  Since this is another line, it may be more recent.  This tunnel is just south of Trammel in Dickenson County, approximately 33 miles south of Elkhorn City.   There is another Sandy Ridge tunnel, on the N&S, just 6+ miles to the northeast of this one.   It also goes from Dickenson into Russell County.

2 thoughts on “#20 Sandy Ridge Tunnel

  1. Jerry Sullivan March 15, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    A little more recentt. The Elkhorrn extension was completed in 1915 with the
    last spike being driven about 150 yards behind where you were standing to take the picture.

    • bobtricities2011 March 16, 2012 / 6:03 pm

      Yes, the last spike, according to Goforth, was driven in at Trammel.

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