Knollys Tunnel in Trinidad with CaribbeanPot

Chris takes us on an historical tour to one of the Caribbean’s longest tunnels – Knollys Tunnel, located in Tabaquite in Trinidad.

It is 660 feet in length and was used as part of a railway line which ran through the country.  The train line was extended to allow the cocoa estates to move their produce out of the area.

Cocoa was planted in Tabaquite, Caparo Valley, Brasso and Longdenville.

The tunnel was named after Colonial Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, Sir Courtney Knollys, who officially opened the railway tunnel on the 20th August in 1898.

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