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UP - Tunnel 39

Photo 

Frieght train passing through tunnel

This westbound freight train, snaking along the Colorado River in Gore Canyon, passes through Tunnel 39. (I had previously posted this photo for Tunnel 42, but that was not the tunnel in this photo, so I moved it here.)

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in July 2011

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

BH Photo #387943

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Grand County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906-7
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: 293.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96873, -106.52058   (decimal degrees)
39°58'07" N, 106°31'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/370142/4425393 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2017: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
  • February 11, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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