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MNA - Cotter Tunnel

Photos 

Portal

Photo taken May 2005 by Keith Stephens

BH Photo #100676

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on the MNA Railroad (formerly Missouri Pacific) just northwest of Cotter
Location
Marion County, Arkansas
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1903-04
Railroads
- Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,034.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 2007
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.27491, -92.54712   (decimal degrees)
36°16'30" N, 92°32'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/540674/4014535 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cotter
Inventory numers
NRHP 07000961 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2009: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • June 1, 2005: Posted photos from Keith Stephens

Sources 

  • Keith Stephens - keithstephens [at] cox-internet [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

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

Note this tunnel was built by the White River Railway.

It ran from Newport AR to Branson MO.

This line follows the White River

Cotter Railroad Tunnel
Posted April 24, 2007, by Nathan Morton (mortons03 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Tunnel is actually now owned by the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railway who leases it from the UP. MNA is a 540 mile short line railroad running south from near KC to Newport, AR with addional lines in Kansas and Western Missouri. This line was formerly owned by the Missouri Pacific.