Wow. I love this picture. I'll bet John Henry's ghost visits often! We will have to visit this tunnel when we go back to find access to the other portal of the Oak Mountain tunnel. The picture I posted was taken with a Holga, which always adds atmosphere! Do you have a website?
All my scenic photos are at Foxx Trotter's Cavern --> http://www.foxxtrotterscavern.net. I have many more pictures on there.
I'll be visiting your website daily. I need to spend some time exploring it.
Thank you for your interest. I plan on going to Mount Mitchell State Park in my state later this month. More photos will be forthcoming. Later. ;-)
I ride hwy 25 all of the time and never knew that this was there ! now i have something to go find! thanks for the clue
There are actually two railroad tunnels near Leeds. The Oak Mountain Tunnel is about 1/2 mile down from the Highway 25 crossing just below Leeds, although I'd be careful of walking along the track to it. The Coosa Tunnel, shown above, is about a 3/4 south of Dunnavant off Tunnel Road, a private road at the foot of Coosa Mountain. That is the north portal. The other end is about 1/2 mile up from the CR 491 crossing north of Vandiver.
Wow! This holds so much mystery! Fantastic shot!
I'll add my 2¢ here. This location in on the Norfolk Southern P-Line between Columbus, GA and Birmingham (Irondale), AL. This is the former Central of Georgia Railway line. As for the John Henry story, the East portal of Oak Tunnel (the short tunnel) is where the story supposedly happened. Oak Tunnel, located at mile MP421.9, is 1198' long. Coosa Tunnel, located at mile MP418.7, is 2134' long. I've been to both portals of both tunnels several times. Photo's can be seen at my website, www.alabamarailpics.com
Nice view of the tunnel portal - has a sense of mystery about it. Nice collection of photos of historic buildings including the covered bridges that May pointed me to. Regards, Chris
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