An illustration of a tunnel with train tracks going through it.

The Tunnel

Episode #120

2019-08-02 12:39:00


In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went wrong. The Raleigh News and Observer called it “too horrible to chronicle without a shudder.” We speak with Gary Carden, George Frizell, and Al Fisher about the Cowee Tunnel disaster.