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UP - Sweetwater Tunnel

Map 

Description 

Built 1932-4 as part of the "Dotsero Cutoff" connecting the Moffat Road (D&SL) with the D&RGW.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Eagle County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932-4
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,115.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71875, -107.03158   (decimal degrees)
39°43'07" N, 107°01'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/325869/4398514 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dotsero
Inventory number
BH 63161 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com