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BNSF - Tunnel No. 20

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Photo taken by Trackwalker

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BH Photo #242185

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete lined tunnel on BNSF Railway, MP88.831, Bellingham Subdivision
Location
Whatcom County, Washington
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1901 as part of the Chuckanut cutoff between Burlington and Bellingham, WA.
Railroads
- Amtrak Cascades
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Tunnel built on a .5% grade. North end of tunnel built on transitional part of curve.
Concrete lined in 1912
Dimensions
Total length: 326.5 ft.
Also called
Twin tunnel (north)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.66808, -122.49145   (decimal degrees)
48°40'05" N, 122°29'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/537442/5390683 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bellingham South
Elevation
67 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 54214 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2021: New photo from Carl Johnson
  • October 30, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke