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MNA - Cricket Tunnel

Photos 

North Portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept 07

Enlarge

BH Photo #127327

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on the Missouri and Northern Arkansas (formerly Missouri Pacific) just south of Omaha
Location
Boone County, Arkansas
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1903-05
Railroads
- Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- White River Railway (WR)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,657.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 2007
Also called
Omaha Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.44472, -93.19262   (decimal degrees)
36°26'41" N, 93°11'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/482738/4033293 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Omaha
Inventory numbers
NRHP 07000954 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • November 9, 2008: New photos from Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

MNA Cricket Tunnel
Posted May 30, 2014, by Ervin Hoffmeister III (ervinhoff3 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

The Cricket tunnel was originally built by the WhiteRiver Railway. Which ran from Newport AR to now the resort town of Branson MO. In it's hay day this line carried passengers throught the white river valley. It is prone to flooding from the White River.

Note the tunnels restrict this line from larger hauling .

Cricket Tunnel
Posted December 5, 2010, by Terry (zecatfish [at] gmail [dot] com)

Again,

This was never part of the Missouri North Arkansas Line.

It is an active Union Pacific Tunnel.

Here is GPS tracks of the M&NA Line.

http://home.windstream.net/catfish/GPX/MNA_Railroad.gpx

Cricket Tunnel
Posted May 13, 2008, by Bob Huber (rdh4510 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

North approach.

Cricket Tunnel
Posted May 13, 2008, by Bob Huber (rdh4510 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pictures of the north approach to the Cricket Tunnel.