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Slate Hill Tunnel

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2017

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BH Photo #379858

Map 

Description 

Single track tunnel, near Ironto, VA (source: Trains Magazine, July 2012)

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Railroad
Location
Montgomery County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built July 1912
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 881.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.20313, -80.30180   (decimal degrees)
37°12'11" N, 80°18'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/561957/4117635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ironto
Inventory number
BH 56691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 17, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Norfolk & Western Railway"
  • June 21, 2013: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Corrected spelling

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Slate Hill Tunnel
Posted April 6, 2017, by Kelly McClanahan

Nice photos. The only one I got was part of a train coming out of it 20 some odd years ago.