Sunday, April 19, 2015
A Peek Inside The Abandoned Montour Railroad Tunnel At Grimms Bridge in Columbiana County
On April 17 some of the members of my very awesome crew and I decided to venture into the old abandoned Railroad Tunnel at Grimms Bridge. It was an exciting adventure.
Joining me was Amanda and Jeremy Vantilburg and Dennis Martin Jr.
Jeremy and I ventured in first, with Jeremy leading the way. He has a military background and just plowed forward!
At first it was difficult because there is a lot of garbage in the opening of the tunnel. Cans. Bottles. Deflated rafts. Tires. Sticks and logs. It is hard to walk through that, but after about twenty five feet, it clears up.
We chose to stay between the metal railings which are still inside the tunnel.
It was exhilarating to be in there seeing what was inside. I can't imagine what it was like when it was a working tunnel, but it would have been nice to see it. It seems like such a waste, since so much of it is still in such good shape. It is not what I thought it would be. I was just so much more!
Finally, I had heard a few stories about an abandoned Railroad car being parked inside the tunnel. I didn't see one anywhere. Others I have talked to who have been inside with a boat say that the other end actually has a sort of beach that you can get out on and look around. That is our next goal. To make it to that beach. Let you know when we do!