Thursday, September 19, 2013
A Historic Railroad Tunnel
This photo was taken near the entrance of the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. Construction began on the tunnel in 1848, and the first train passed through it on May 9, 1850. The tunnel, 1,477 feet long, was dug by hand. It was fascinating to see the old bricks and stones lining the tunnel, as well as the soot from the old locomotives on the ceiling of the tunnel.