Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Winslow, Arkansas Train Tunnel

My mom's family is from Winslow, Arkansas. It is a very small town in the very southern part of Washington County. I like to go exploring around town a couple of times a year. Yesterday, family and friends did just that! We explored the train tunnel.

We are nearing the entrance to the tunnel. And can see the light at the other end! The 1726 foot tunnel was completed in 1882 and enlarged to accommodate larger diesel engines in 1969.

This information was obtained from the following site: http://rogersarkansas.com/museum/photo/friscotunnel.asp .

A pavilion has been built in downtown Winslow. The original date stone is displayed there with a placard telling about it.