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Raton Tunnel

Photo 

Westbound Southwest Chief on Raton Pass

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Hinge of fate

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BH Photo #309977

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Raton Pass on BNSF Railway/Amtrak
Location
Colfax County, New Mexico
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1879; second tunnel built 1908; original bore closed 1953
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,678.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.98672, -104.48990   (decimal degrees)
36°59'12" N, 104°29'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/545394/4093520 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raton
Inventory number
BH 64894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com