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Just outside of Lower Milford but the tunnel is a point of interest for many local people. Jason Marks a partagé une publication dans le groupe Perkiomen Railroad. This was an interesting read. In fact, it's the only train tunnel still used in Lehigh County. For former Vera Cruz resident Joe Benner, 85, the mention of Dillinger Tunnel triggers memories of a close call from the s. Benner also recalls that at the age of 11 or 12, he and his buddies would "hop the train at the tunnel, because it was going slow enough, and ride it to the next station… Dillinger Station -- just a short distance from the tunnel.

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It's illegal now for people to enter, but the Dillinger Tunnel has endured the changes of time -- a year-old historical landmark south of Vera Cruz dug through solid mountain granite and still used for freight runs.

Located off Churchview Road-- less than a mile from the east side of Vera Cruz Road and around a bend, it cannot be seen from the roadway. The 1,foot tunnel -- about a third of a mile -- was completed in on the Reading Railroad's Perkiomen line, which ran from Emmaus to Philadelphia. The mile line, now used three days per week, is owned by East Penn Railways and runs from Pennsburg to Emmaus Junction, joining the Norfolk Southern line.

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In a centennial history of Vera Cruz, R. Paul Dries wrote in his article "The Vera Cruz-Dillinger Tunnel" that about Irish laborers worked from four directions -- "one group from each outside end worked towards the middle; two groups from the center worked towards each outside end. A vertical shaft placed midway in the tunnel, through which stones and rocks were hoisted to the surface, became an air vent allowing smoke and gas to escape.

Above the tunnel, a cement wall eight-feet high surrounded the top of the shaft to prevent anything from falling into it. The wall and shaft are still there hidden among trees and underbrush.

At the tunnel's entrance, traffic from the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is heard crossing 40 feet above, as water drips from between rocks, creating small rivulets along the tracks. At one time, the Dillinger Tunnel had watchmen patrolling hours-a-day, checking for anything that could block the tracks. And in the early s, it was considered for use as a fallout shelter to protect people from radiation in the event of nuclear war, the story said. However, it was never stocked with supplies because there was no storage area.

The tunnel could have held 2, people, according to a civil defense official.

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InDillinger Tunnel was closed due to a rock slide. Mother nature's annual freeze-and-thaw cycle then loosened rocks and boulders inside the tunnel, which came crashing down on the tracks," an article in The Morning Call said at the time.

The story said the tunnel was reopened after being closed temporarily for more than two weeks. A lot has changed in the world sincefor the better and for the worse. But there is a little corner of Limeport, Pennsylvania where one of those good things remains.

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History's Headlines: Limeport still plays ball. We will not be having a monthly meeting this month, we hope to have one next month. Remember the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams?