Rating:
No votes cast

Meadow River Rail Trail - Koontz Tunnel

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Meadow River Rail Trail
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1929
Railroad
- Nicholas, Fayette & Greenbrier Railway (NF&G)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,164.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
NF&G - Koontz Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.22203, -81.04097   (decimal degrees)
38°13'19" N, 81°02'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/496414/4230450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ansted
Inventory number
BH 57337 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added railroad
  • July 24, 2013: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

Comments 

Meadow River Rail Trail - Koontz Tunnel
Posted January 21, 2022, by tim Boley (timandgail67 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the old rail road used to be a hikers dream could be accessed by different roads when the little curve tunnel fell in it put the end to a lot of it but you can still drive down carnifex rd off sunday rd that is still a county rd some people tried to ciose it many times but it is still open as of 1 8 22 it is ruffer than a corn cob bot i drove my old tahoe down it to the mouth of the gauley my grandfather carried the mail from nichoias co cross the carnifax ferry i would like to see a trail cut around the little curve tunnel and the flood damage cleaned up i would volunteer time but you could easier add a verse to the bible than deal with park service they do not play well with others so it is what it is