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The Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation will offer the first ever Hops & Headlamps tour on April 1 & 2.
Kevin Donleavy will tell stories about the slaves and Irish immigrants who built the 17 miles of railroad that ran from Crozet to Waynesboro.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved $1.3 million in funding for the Crozet Tunnel restoration.
Waynesboro officials are reviewing drawings for a greenway trail that would connect the city to the historic Claudius Crozet Tunnel.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 […]