Southern Loops

The Blue Ridge is more than a parkway, it is a mountain chain that stretches from Alabama to Pennsylvania, and a major barrier to transportation. In 1869 the railroad arrived at the base of the Blue Ridge, 10 years later the first train crossed the summit, winding it's way up the grade for 12 miles to go only 3 miles straight distance. The Southern Loops is an engineering marvel that still serves the railroad over 100 years later.

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