Tight clearance and slow speed!
Western Maryland’s New Tygart Flyer F Unit #67 makes its way slowly through the old narrow tunnel in Cheat Mountain.
Cheat Mountain in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, is part of the Durbin-Greenbrier Valley Railroad of Durbin.
The tunnel itself was built back in the 1800’s and was cut through solid rock by hand!
Measuring over 1800 feet long, the tunnel was built with an “S” curve that does not allow daylight to be seen from one end to the other.
It is pitch black in the middle of the tunnel!
The narrow tunnel only allows a 6 inch clearance for the New Tygart Flyer F Unit #67.
There are only two locations in the tunnel where the walls are dug back with barley enough room someone can stand!
Let us know if you have ever had a chance to ride on one of these excursions through the Cheat Mountain tunnel! We would love to hear about your experience!