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“Knolly's Tunnel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Knolley's Tunnel

Knolley's Tunnel
Tabaquite, Trinidad
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tabaquite
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Arouca
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“Knolly's Tunnel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Knolly's Tunnel is located deep in Tabaquite. I visited there recently and I found it to be quite interesting. The tunnel is 200 yards long which is equivalent to 600 feet. For me the drive was extremely long but I thought that it was worth it. Knolly's Tunnel is known to be one of the Caribbean's longest underground tunnels. Long ago it was said that trains passed thorough the tunnel. The tunnel was named after Sir Courtney Knolly. If visited for the first time it may appear to be a bit isolated. Travel in numbers. Inside the tunnel it is pitch black the only light that can be seen is on the other end of the tunnel. There are also bats at the top of the tunnel. You can drive through the tunnel or walk through. If you have not visited as yet I suggest you do.

Visited April 2013
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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“Check out the Point-a-Pierre railway station at Petrotrin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you liked Knolley tunnel and like railway history you will like the Point-a-Pierre railway station at Petrotrin compound. The restored station is the site of the Petroleum history museum. The site also includes a reconstructed station masters house.

Visited April 2012
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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“Swarms of bats in this abandoned railroad tunnel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This abandoned tunnel provided railroad access between Port of Spain and Tabaquite from 1898 to 1965. In addition to passenger service the railway allowed coca farmers to get their product to market.

Although the railroad tracks are long gone, you can walk or drive through the tunnel and view swarms of bats.
There is a small picnic area adjacent to the tunnel. The ride to the tunnel from SH highway provides some nice views from the Central Range.

Reestablishing steam rail service along a short run of track in Trinidad might be a good tourist attraction

Visited April 2012
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