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GN - Haskell Pass Tunnel

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Description 

1400' long tunnel on the original 1892 GN alignment that traveled via Kalispell and Haskell Pass. Abandoned in 1902 in favor of the Kootenai River route through Whitefish due to operational difficulties with this tunnel and its surroundings. Oddly enough, when a large portion of the 1902 route was to be submerged by the Libby Dam, the 1968-70 present-day alignment through the Flathead Tunnel re-used some of the 1892 route along the Fisher River & Wolf Creek.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel on Great Northern Railway
Location
Flathead County, Montana
Status
Partially Collapsed
History
Built 1892, abandoned 1902
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.16231, -114.74780   (decimal degrees)
48°09'44" N, 114°44'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/667471/5336793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Valley Mountain
Inventory number
BH 66009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,802)
Built 1892 (210)
Built during 1890s (2,712)
Collapsed (296)
Flathead County, Montana (26)
Great Northern Railway (277)
Lost (21,348)
Montana (716)
Railroad (14,228)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,731)
Tunnel (1,079)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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