#19 Martin tunnel

This is the Elkhorn City portal of the Martin tunnel on the CSX…29.87 miles from Elkhorn City.  The tunnel, at 37.041013, -82.308243, is 387′ long and, as you can see takes a turn to the right before opening out very near a community called Wakenva.  The story is that this town was established by a coal company that had interests in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.  I don’t know how you get “West Virginia” from “Wa”, but that’s just me.   The date over the portal is 1920.

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