Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail | Photo by TrailLink user dianerjone

The Tunnel (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Learn about the creation—and recreation—of the nearly mile-long Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel near Charlottesville, Virginia, which was originally built in the 1850s. Closed in 1944, the tunnel reopened in 2020 as a historical site and rail-trail tourist attraction.

Produced for American Focus by Ellen Casey Wagner and Paul Wagner. Written, directed, filmed and edited by Paul Wagner. Funded by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Humanities and the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation.