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Guest River Gorge Trail - Swede Tunnel

Photos 

Approaching the tunnel from the north

Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in August 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #433245

Map 

Description 

Tunnel built in 1922 on a spur running north and ending in Maytown. The 1957 topo identifies the RR as "Interstate".

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Guest River Gorge Trail
Location
Wise County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1922
Railroads
- Interstate Railroad (INT)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Beverly Tunnel (Name given by Ed Wolfe in his book on the Interstate Railroad)
"Swede Tunnel" shown on maps
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.92025, -82.44966   (decimal degrees)
36°55'13" N, 82°26'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/370876/4087007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coeburn
Elevation
2000 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • September 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date from date stamp on tunnel portal
  • September 9, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

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