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UP - Thistle Tunnel (North Track)

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UP-Soldier Creek Tunnel Two

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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BH Photo #305800

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Description 

One of two 3009' tunnels constructed in 1983 to bypass the Thistle landslide, which buried the original railroad alignment.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Billies Mountain on UP RR
Location
Utah County, Utah
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1983 to bypass Thistle Slide
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,009.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
UP-Soldier Creek Tunnel Two
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00366, -111.49474   (decimal degrees)
40°00'13" N, 111°29'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/457771/4428280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Billies Mountain
Inventory number
BH 63131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia