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NEW BETHLEHEM – Having just concluded a big year of projects and improvements, the new year promises to be a milestone year for the Redbank Valley Trail.

The trail corridor, and the railroad corridor which preceded it, will mark an important year historically in 2017.

The new year marks the 10th anniversary of when the railroad tracks were removed from the Low Grade Rail Corridor that is now the Redbank Valley Trails. The last train went through New Bethlehem picking up the tracks as it went on Nov. 5, 2007, and then proceeded toward Brookville.

2017 also marks the 140th anniversary of the completion of the arching of the brick ceilings on the Climax Tunnel on May 1, 1877, and the Brookville Tunnel on Nov. 3, 1877.

For the full story and photos, see the Jan. 4-5 issue of The Leader-Vindicator.

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