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BNSF - Alray Tunnel #2

Photos 

Overall View Of Approach To East Portal Of Tunnel, Showing Access Road And Union Pacific Track At Right. [5]

Photo taken by David G. De Vries for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #299359

Map 

Description 

Former BNSF (ATSF) Tunnel on Cajon Pass. Tunnel was daylighted (removed) with the addition of the third main track.

http://www.trainmaster.ch/cajon.htm

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel
Location
San Bernardino County, California
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1913; Lost 2008
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 467.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.33228, -117.47296   (decimal degrees)
34°19'56" N, 117°28'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/456493/3799100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cajon
Inventory number
BH 58609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • October 30, 2013: Added by Kelly McClanahan

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan
  • HAER CA-2259-E - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Cajon Subdivision, Tunnel No. 2, Between Cajon Summit and Keenbrook, Devore, San Bernardino County, CA

Comments 

BNSF - Alray Tunnel #2
Posted January 9, 2017, by Brandon Cooper

It is sad to see them go, but they were old and they were falling apart also. One of these tunnels had some rubble come off and it closed the line for 24 hours. Now with the three tracks, the freight can move all the time just about.

BNSF - Alray Tunnel #2
Posted November 27, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

Thanks to Dave King for adding the photos. I am no where near the tunnels, but have several RR videos that have them. It was sad to seen them go, but it was progress I guess.