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SMART - Puerto Suello Tunnel

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SMART - Puerto Suello Tunnel

north portal in 2019

Photo taken by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #484607

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Location
San Rafael, Marin County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_27020420/puerto-suello-h...
History
Built 1879; Roof collapsed during a fire 1961, rebuilt 1967, Closed in the 80s, Rehabilitated 2014-16
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Span length: 1,394.4 ft.
Total length: 1,394.4 ft.
Also called
NWP - Tunnel #4
NWP - Puerto Suello Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.98754, -122.52704   (decimal degrees)
37°59'15" N, 122°31'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/541531/4204538 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Rafael
Inventory number
BH 56177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Tunnel is undergoing rehabilitation for commuter rail use.
  • May 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

SMART - Puerto Suello Tunnel in use
Posted August 11, 2018, by Dan (schleusenmeister [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Puerto Suello Tunnel is in use as of August 2018. SMART commuter trains have been using it since August 2017 to reach their (for now) southernmost station at San Rafael. I don't know if NWP freight trains use the tunnel.