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CN - Tunnel #3

Photos 

South Portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept. 07

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BH Photo #127418

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on CN (formerly IC) Railroad, northeast of Grantsburg
Location
Johnson County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Morrow Construction Co.
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,550.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
IC - Tunnel #3
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.42413, -88.71795   (decimal degrees)
37°25'27" N, 88°43'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/347990/4143309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glendale
Inventory number
BH 38054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2008: Updated by Nathan Morton: Tunnel is actually located in Johnson County
  • November 11, 2008: Updated by Nathan Morton
  • November 10, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CN - Tunnel #1
Posted September 1, 2018, by Anonymous

by the coordinates and picture this is tunnel 3 in the timetable

IC Tunnel #1
Posted May 17, 2010, by Chuck Wuest (chuck_wuest [at] charter [dot] net)

The tunnel was built by Morrow Construction Company.

My father, Peter Henry Wuest, was one of Morrow's employees. Many black-and-white snapshots were taken during construction of the tunnel. The Wuest family holds those snapshots.