#26 Clinchport tunnel

We’re a little more than 77.5 miles south of Elkhorn City at Clinchport tunnel, actually near Boulder VA.  The railroad here crosses SR 644 on a 1929 overpass (shown).  Tunnel is at 36.671713, -82.745216 and is 637′ long.  The first picture is looking south and the second picture is looking north with the lintel of the tunnel clearly showing the 1913 date.  This was two years before the Clinchfield Railroad was officially completed. 

2 thoughts on “#26 Clinchport tunnel

  1. DANNY WILLIS April 23, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Just visited that area yesterday. My grandparents lived above the railroad near route 644 in the early 1950’s. My first train ride began there and I my first walking steps also. Many childhood memories that I will always treasure.

    • Bob Lawrence April 24, 2016 / 4:40 am

      Thank you for visiting and thank you for your comments.

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