The underground history of some of Duluth’s most notable sewers, drains, and substreet creeks.
It started as a rumor, then I heard it over and over–there was an abandoned train tunnel outside Duluth.
In 1910, after three years of digging and blasting, workers finished their giant tunnel from West End right into downtown Duluth. It’s still there, hiding.
The Selby Tunnel extended 1,500 feet under a chunk of downtown Saint Paul and some thought it was lost. It isn’t. Here’s what it looks like today.