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UP - Ruby Tunnel

Photo 

Rail tunnel leading into Ruby Canyon, Colorado.

East Portal

Photo by slakingfool

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #316044

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under land in Rainbow Canyon on UPRR (former D&RGW)
Location
Mesa County, Colorado
Status
Open
History
Built 1883
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
UP - Rainbow Canyon Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21093, -108.91311   (decimal degrees)
39°12'39" N, 108°54'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/680177/4342259 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ruby Canyon
Inventory number
BH 59962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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