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C&O - Church Hill Tunnel

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2017

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BH Photo #411250

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under Church Hill on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1875; Collapsed 1925
Railroad
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 4,000.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53172, -77.41962   (decimal degrees)
37°31'54" N, 77°25'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/286203/4156611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 75200 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 19, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 19, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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

Comments 

Church Hill Tunnel
Posted March 8, 2020, by Larry Fine (larry [at] fineelectricco [dot] com)

I walked into the tunnel and touched the wall back when it was still dry enough. I also went down there a couple of years ago. The echo of your own voice sounds like someone else is talking near the tunnel. I am fascinated by it, and would love to chat with others.