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UP - Tunnel 26

Map 

Description 

Site of fatal wreck in 1991 when an eastbound freight train struck a rockslide at the west portal.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Gilpin County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Denver & Salt Lake Railway (D&SL)
- Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway (DNW&P)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 295.0 ft.
Also called
UP Coal Creek Tunnel (w)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93126, -105.40429   (decimal degrees)
39°55'53" N, 105°24'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/465455/4420206 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tungsten
Inventory number
BH 63188 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

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