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BNSF - Chumstick Tunnel

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BNSF - Chumstick Tunnel

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BH Photo #472873

Map 

Description 

Built as part of the Chumstick cutoff by the Great Northern Railway. 1.53% descending grade eastbound

Facts 

Overview
Concrete lined tunnel on BNSF Railway, MP 1680.37, Scenic Subdivision.
Location
Chelan County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,601.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
Great Northern Chumstick Tunnel
Tunnel 13
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.71655, -120.64725   (decimal degrees)
47°42'60" N, 120°38'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/676458/5287477 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winton
Inventory number
BH 51983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Amtrak (564)
BNSF Railway (1,574)
Built 1928 (1,206)
Built during 1920s (10,138)
Chelan County, Washington (45)
Great Northern Railway (392)
Open (40,427)
Owned by railroad (13,232)
Railroad (16,246)
Total length over 2500 feet (941)
Tunnel (1,345)
Washington (1,338)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Neil Martel: Corrected overview
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Great Northern Railway"

Sources 

  • Neil Martel
  • Geoff Hubbs