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What’s Under RVA? The Church Hill Tunnel, Part 2

Published on July 11, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Church Hill Tunnel East Entrance or Dagobah? What’s in there? Only what you take with you. Nestled  between Libby Hill and Chimborazo park, in a section of town known as Sugar Bottom, down a steep drop off, through piles of trash, and in the middle of what can best be described as an urban swamp

 
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What’s Under RVA? The Church Hill Tunnel, Part 1

Published on July 2, 2012 by in Uncategorized

In the early 1870s the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) (not on your Monopoly board, sorry!) needed to get coal from western (and West) Virginia down to Newport News.  The C&O had a lot of experience blasting and tunneling through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, so when they came to Church Hill in Richmond,

 
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