Church Hill Tunnel

Church Hill Tunnel (HM1144)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.202', W 77° 25.434'

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About 200 feet east is the western portal of the Church Hill Tunnel. On 11 Dec. 1873, Chesapeake and Ohio locomotive number 2 passed through the tunnel, marking the completion of one of the longest tunnels in the United States. The tunnel was being repaired on 2 Oct. 1925, when Chesapeake and Ohio locomotive number 231 entered the tunnel heading west, pulling ten flat cars. The train was near the western portal when suddenly 190 feet of the tunnel collapsed, trapping and killing railroad workers, some of whom remain entombed in the tunnel along with the train.
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HM NumberHM1144
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Marker NumberSA 90
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285839 N 4157173
Decimal Degrees37.53670000, -77.42390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.202', W 77° 25.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 12.12" N, 77° 25' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 N 18th St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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