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SP - Cascade Summit Wye Tunnel

Map 

Description 

Stub-end tunnel on a wye track used to turn helper locomotives used on the Pengra Pass rail line, also known as the Natron Cutoff. Likely constructed in 1925-6 with the rest of the rail line; closed and sealed 1958-9 after the end of steam locomotive operations.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel on Cascade Summit Wye Track
Location
Klamath County, Oregon
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1926
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Timber Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 163.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.57405, -122.03417   (decimal degrees)
43°34'27" N, 122°02'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/577986/4825018 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2019: Added by Ian Martin