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UP - Bootlegger Tunnel

Photo 

UP - Bootlegger Tunnel

Photo taken by Dusty Blackthorn

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BH Photo #464629

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under hillside on UP RR
Location
Moab, Grand County, Utah
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1962 with branch to Potash
Builder
- Morrison-Knudsen Co. of Boise, Idaho
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 7,050.0 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.59470, -109.60513   (decimal degrees)
38°35'41" N, 109°36'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/621472/4272723 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87713 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2022: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added builder and date
  • January 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs