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Historic Whitfield Co. tunnel chosen as location for movie scene

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The entrance to the Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel was operational from 1850 until 1928. It sat neglected until 1992 when restoration efforts began, and was opened to the public in 2000. Times Free press photo The entrance to the Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel was operational from 1850 until 1928. It sat neglected until 1992 when restoration efforts began, and was opened to the public in 2000. Times Free press photo
TUNNEL HILL, GA (WRCB) -

A historic railroad tunnel in Whitfield County has been chosen as a filming location for a major motion picture.

The tunnel, located in Tunnel Hill, was built in the 1850s to allow trains to pass through Chetoogeta Mountain.

The Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau isn’t saying much about the project.

However, Anthony Luke, Marketing Manager for the CVB, and Camera Ready Liaison for Whitfield County and Georgia Film issued the following statement:

“We are very excited about the Tunnel being chosen as a location in the movie. We can’t say much about the scene, but I can tell you that the folks with the production company were amazed by the Tunnel. They visited the location numerous times, driving up from Atlanta, bringing more and more people each time they came. From what we were told, the Tunnel quickly became popular conversation with the film crew.”

The movie, which is set for release in 2019, began filming in June.

The filming dates for the scene in Tunnel Hill have not been released.

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