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Montgomery Tunnel

Photo 

Montgomery Tunnel

An empty coal train headed headed west emerges from Montgomery Tunnel east of Christiansburg, VA.

Wikimedia: jpmueller99 from Shenandoah Valley of VA, USA

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #308362

Map 

Description 

Twin bore Tunnel near Christiansburg VA. Winston Link took several photos here of the NW.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Railroad
Location
Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by Norfolk and Western about 1890
Design
Twin Bore Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 663.0 ft.
Also called
Big Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15846, -80.31646   (decimal degrees)
37°09'30" N, 80°18'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/560693/4112669 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ironto
Elevation
1841 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 56511 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 17, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • August 11, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • June 8, 2013: Added by Kelly McClanahan

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan

Comments 

Montgomery Tunnel
Posted April 16, 2017, by Deborah Jo DOYLE Mason (djdmlm [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am the Great Great Granddaughter of the Doyle who built the Twin-Big Tunnels,as well as the Great Granddaughter of John Wesley Doyle who was the first Engineer through the tunnels.

I am requesting more information as to how to see these tunnels first hand and any historical information about the tunnels.

Other visitors information about food, lodging, and other points of interest would be helpful as well.

Thank You for your help.

Debbie Jo Doyle Mason