Crozet Tunnel May be Renovated

From the Daily Progress

An engineering marvel 150 years ago turned into a stately, scenic and slightly mysterious ruin today, the Blue Ridge Tunnel is poised to benefit Central Virginia when restored, officials say.

Nelson County has applied for a $1 million grant for renovation of the tunnel, which runs through Nelson and Augusta counties near Waynesboro’s city boundary.

Update 10 April – From a comment on the DP story comes this site that is documenting the workers who built the tunnel and railroad – Clann Mhór

* Clann Mhór is documenting the many workers who labored for ten years on the thirty mile long Blue Ridge Railroad from Ivy to Staunton, Virginia.

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