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UP - Tunnel No. 10

Photos 

West protal

Right side of the arch is notched for clearance - tunnel curves to the right.

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in September 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #242154

Map 

Description 

Tunnel 10 is just east of the Tehachapi Loop. This single track tunnel is curved and has been notched to allow enough clearance for large modern trains.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on UP/BNSF railroads (formerly SP/ATSF)
Location
Kern County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1876 by the SP Railroad
Builders
- Arthur De Wint Foote
- William Hood
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.19813, -118.53125   (decimal degrees)
35°11'53" N, 118°31'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/360603/3896089 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keene
Inventory number
BH 54197 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com