#6 Russell Tunnel

This is Russell Tunnel, seen from the south side, with the impressive bluff above it.  It’s 11.52 miles (at the other portal) from Elkhorn City.  The tunnel is 448′ long and was refaced in 1921.  We met an older man who was parked there on the road on the right.  He said he just came up there to watch the trains go by.  He’d worked on the railroad when he was younger.  We wished him well and good train spotting.  We’re still in Dickenson County, a little away now from Haysi. Next up: McClure Tunnel on the McClure River.