Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Railroad Tunnel

Place

Railroad Tunnel

Tuscarora State Forest

40° 15’43.2 ” (N) 77°39’9.6″ (W)

This tunnel was created to expand the Pennsylvania Railroad from New Germantown to Franklin County.
In 1893, the Path Valley Railroad Company was chartered and grading commenced. With excavation in
Conococheague Mountain, large conglomerates of stone crumbled, and then caused the collapsing of the
newly blasted tunnel. A second attempt also failed and the tunnel was left as a simple hole. This tunnel was
not to be the link westward for Perry County.

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Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.