Side Quest: Red Hill Road’s abandoned tunnel

Here is one of the many beautifully constructed tunnels and culverts built along the Enola Low-Grade Line. Most of them are entirely hidden from view. However, this tunnel once had dozens of cars driving through every day until traffic was routed around it. The tunnel’s height limited access for fire trucks and other large vehicles.

The tunnel at the intersection of Route 324 and Red Hill Road.

Click here for the GPS location of the Red Hill Tunnel


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Brief History of the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad

In 1903, the Pennsylvania Railroad began an ambitious three-year engineering project which ran through Lancaster County, moving 22 million cubic yards of rock, killing more than 200 men, and costing half a billion in today’s dollars. This bold endeavor was the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Today, it is a popular rail trail commonly known as the Enola Low Grade. Click the link to learn its history and see additional images.

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