2 thoughts on “The Loops: Byrd to Lower Bridal to Speedy

  1. Mike Byrd July 27, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Both sides of my family (Byrd and Smith) are from the Johnson City TN area. One of my cousins told me my great-grandfather (Grover Byrd) worked on this railroad track construction. They also said they thought a tunnel outside Erwin was named after him. Evidently this is correct, unless some one else has already claimed that honor.

    Thanks for the information.

    Mike Byrd

    • Bob Lawrence August 2, 2015 / 5:16 pm

      It’s hard to track down the naming system for the tunnels on the Clinchfield. Your family’s claim is undisputed, as far as I know.

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