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The Rathole (NS)


The Rathole (NS)

High bridges, deep cuts, tunnels, and grades - that's railroading through the Rathole! Stretching between Danville, Kentucky and Oakdale, Tennessee, the Rathole is named for the twenty-three tunnels that once embellished the line. Today the rebuilt route is a marvel of modern railroad construction, and is a vital link in Norfolk Southern's system connecting the Midwest and the South.

Pentrex takes you through the Rathole in October, when beautiful fall foliage and clear blue skies dominate the scene. Norfolk Southern's glossy black diesels put on amazing shows as they pull heavy tonnage across the Second District of the CNO&TP. Up to forty trains utilize the track each day.

Scenic highlights of our tour include Kings Mountain, Burnside Bridge, and the famous high bridge cross the New River. Informative narration identifies all the trains by number, and gives you the detailed story of this fascinating line. For nonstop action, big time railroading at its finest, and exquisite photography, you're certain to enjoy The Rathole!

90 Minutes - In Color with Live Stereo Sound and Narration

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