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BNSF - Pigeon Point Tunnel No. 18

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North portal of tunnel 18

Photo taken by Carl Johnson in September 2012

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BH Photo #501606

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete lined tunnel under hillside on BNSF Railway, MP83.7, Bellingham Subdivision
Location
Skagit County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1902 as part of the Chuckanut cutoff between Burlington and Bellingham, WA. Concrete lined in 1912.
Railroads
- Amtrak Cascades
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,115.0 ft.
Also called
Samish Tunnel #18
*Tunnel 18*
Samish Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.61582, -122.44175   (decimal degrees)
48°36'57" N, 122°26'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/541144/5384900 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
12 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 89645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2021: New photos from Carl Johnson
  • July 10, 2021: New photo from C Johnson
  • June 20, 2020: Added by Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs