Greer tunnel

This is the last tunnel on what is now the mostly abandoned N&S line coming from Knoxville to Cumberland Gap.  This is Greer tunnel, close to a feature called “Greer Lake”  (not seeing a Greer Lake, folks) and New Tazewell.  This portal, the northwest, is at 36.423103, -83.591183.  The tunnel, soggy and drippy, seems to be about 350′ long.   The history of this railroad and the changes in its trackage provide interesting reading.

2 thoughts on “Greer tunnel

  1. Randy Bullen September 12, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Greer Lake was actually a spring which the Tazewells obtained their drinking water after several typhoid outbreaks.

    • Bob Lawrence September 12, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Good thinking on their part! Thank you for the comment!

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