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Crozet Tunnel tours set for April 1-2

The Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation will offer the first ever Hops & Headlamps tour on April 1 & 2.


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Railroad workers’ stories to be told at Blue Ridge Parkway picnic

Kevin Donleavy will tell stories about the slaves and Irish immigrants who built the 17 miles of railroad that ran from Crozet to Waynesboro.


CTB funds Crozet Tunnel restoration

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved $1.3 million in funding for the Crozet Tunnel restoration.


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Greenway trail to connect Waynesboro, Crozet Tunnel?

Waynesboro officials are reviewing drawings for a greenway trail that would connect the city to the historic Claudius Crozet Tunnel.


Waynesboro announces Public Works Day ’14

The City of Waynesboro Public Works Day ’14 is a one-day event taking place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10 am until 2 pm at the Landfill Future Park located at 300 N. Winchester Avenue, just off of Delphine Avenue and 6th Street, behind the Recycling Center.


Waynesboro City Council to tour Crozet Tunnel project

On Wednesday, May 7, the members of the Waynesboro City Council (Mayor Bruce Allen, Vice Mayor Tim Williams, Councilman Mke Harris, Councilman Frank Lucente, and Councilman Jeff Freeman), may attend a presentation of the Crozet Tunnel given by Allen Hale, Nelson County Supervisor, at 10 a.m. in Council Chambers, 503 West Main Street, Waynesboro.


Clann Mhor reveals update on Crozet Tunnel research

Returning for the third time, members of the Clann Mhor Organization of researchers who are studying the history of the Blue Ridge Railroad in Central Virginia will give an update on their archaeology work on the Crozet Tunnel and other building of the railroad.


Clann Mhor on Crozet Tunnel at WTA’s Gateway

The Clann Mhor Organization of researchers will present its lecture/slide show on the building of the tunnel that connected the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley.


Talk on Crozet Tunnel at WTA’s Gateway

The Clann Mhor Organization’s presentation on the Claudius Crozet railroad tunnel through Afton Mountain will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the WTA’s Gateway Theatre, 329 W. Main Street, Waynesboro


Clan Mhor on Crozet Tunnel at WTA’s Gateway

The Clan Mhor Organization of researchers will present its lecture/slide show on the building of the tunnel that connected the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley. The presentation is sponsored by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Inc. The lecture will be held at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro […]


Crozet Tunnel focus of Historical Society meeting

More than 150 years ago about 2,000 Irish immigrants changed the face of Augusta County. For eight years they joined with over 100 African-American slaves and, by hand, dug 4,262 feet through the rock of Afton Mountain to built a railroad tunnel. When they were finished in the 1850s, Richmond was connected by railroad to […]


Tunnel vision: Ecotourism project a future boon?

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Claudius Crozet’s forward thinking two centuries ago is serving as a guide for local leaders trying to turn his technological marvel of a railroad tunnel through the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap into a tourist attraction. “It will be a draw for hikers, for railroad buffs, geology people, history […]