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PNWR - Cornelius Pass Railroad Tunnel

Photos 

Northeast Approach

Photo taken by Mike Garland in September 2014

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BH Photo #444392

Map 

Description 

There is a very detailed article about the history of this tunnel at: http://www.srnpdx.org/a-railroad-still-runs-through-here.htm...

Do not trespass at this tunnel, the police will show up.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Under Cornelius Pass Road on Portland & Western Railroad
Location
Multnomah County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Railroads
- Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR)
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SPS)
- United Railways
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 4,000.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.61426, -122.86074   (decimal degrees)
45°36'51" N, 122°51'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/510858/5051199 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2019: New photos from Mike Garland

Sources 

  • Mike Garland - Rapier342 [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

PNWR - Cornelius Pass Railroad Tunnel
Posted July 3, 2021, by Hiram (Hiramschoonover [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We have always been curious to know whether the old railway tunnel still was in use. Its been a mystery as we have never seen a train pass through and thought maybe it was a hystorical landmark. I suppose it's a good thing we never sought to investigate. I'm too pretty for a trespassing charge. 😂

PNWR - Cornelius Pass Railroad Tunnel
Posted October 29, 2020, by Gianni Pulone (giannipulone [at] gmail [dot] com)

Due to some undesirable activity in the past, the tunnel is set up with a motion detector, so if you go near it the police will show up. It's inadvisable to get close.