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Meadow River Rail Trail - Carnifex Tunnel

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Meadow River Rail Trail
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Closed due to structural concerns
History
Built 1929; Abandoned 1997; Ad-hoc trail.
Railroads
- Nicholas, Fayette & Greenbrier Railway (NF&G)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Also called
NF&G - Carnifex Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.18082, -80.94805   (decimal degrees)
38°10'51" N, 80°56'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/504549/4225878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Summersville Dam
Elevation
477 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added railroad
  • June 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added elevation
  • June 3, 2014: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • GeoView - Elevation Source

Comments 

Meadow River Rail Trail - Carnifex Tunnel
Posted October 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa:

Thanks for the update. It looks like the tunnel might be open again. That would be great news.

Robert

Meadow River Rail Trail - Carnifex Tunnel
Posted October 10, 2017, by Melissa Jurgensen (mjurgensen [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This photo of the Carnifex tunnel was taken on October 7, 2017. (A fun note - I was sitting on a horse when it was taken!) Look for the old mile marker, #58 a few hundred yards before you get to the tunnel

Carnifex Tunnel
Posted June 3, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The National Park Service has recently closed this tunnel to pedestrians. The claim that debris is falling from the ceiling and that the tunnel would not be cost effective to repair.

http://www.nps.gov/gari/parknews/carnifex-tunnel-is-closing....