Home Open Account Help 73 users online

Western Railroad Discussion > Can you ID this tunnel ?


Date: 01/08/19 19:25
Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: WrongWayMurphy

It is quite memorable if you've ever walked through it, like my bride and I did.




Date: 01/08/19 20:03
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: HH

Is it near Plymouth (across the creek from Umatilla), just below McNary Dam?
(on something called the Portage Route Trail?)

HH



Date: 01/09/19 05:17
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Ok surprised no one answered correctly yet.

Hint : Its in the Golden State



Date: 01/09/19 05:42
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: santafedan

I hope she had fore warnig as to what the life with you might be.

WrongWayMurphy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> It is quite memorable if you've ever walked
> through it, like my bride and I did.



Date: 01/09/19 06:02
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: the_expediter

Prob. In Carrizo Gorge on the old SD&AE...north of Jacumba CA...never walked it but rode through in a caboose in Nov. 1970...Stevie...



Date: 01/09/19 06:05
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: Railbaron

I have absolutely no idea "where" but this looks like it might be a narrow gauge tunnel; based on those people walking makes it appear the tunnel isn't very high, lower than a standard gauge tunnel.
 



Date: 01/09/19 07:27
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: hopalongharry

Summit tunnel on old #1 track at Donner?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/09/19 07:52
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: OliveHeights

It’s nice that someone put lights in the tunnel.  Don’t see that to often.



Date: 01/09/19 08:18
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: the_expediter

After I saw the light bulbs in the shot, I doubt its SD&AE...Stevie

Posted from Android



Date: 01/09/19 08:22
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: CPRR

The Liddle Creek Tunnel of the Ocean Shore Railroad, Davenport CA



Date: 01/09/19 08:24
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: 2ebright

I am struck by the almost complete lack of soot in the tunnel. I think I have seen pictures of an abandoned RR tunnel in a reservoir in northern California that is usually submerged but becomes visible when the water level drops a lot. Maybe being submerged soaks all of the soot off. Sorry I dont know the exact location of the tunnel.

Dick
Roosevelt, Utah



Date: 01/09/19 10:37
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: PHall

Disneyland?



Date: 01/09/19 11:54
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: SP2467

Hetch Hetchy ,ca



Date: 01/09/19 11:55
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: Railpax71

No trains actually ran through these tunnels though they were built to allow creeks to drain under the massive fills that the Ocean Shore Railroad required near Davenport, California.



Date: 01/09/19 11:59
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: WrongWayMurphy

SP2467 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hetch Hetchy ,ca


Bingo

The boring of this tunnel was required for materials to build the dam and Hetch Hetchy reservoir,
used by the standard gauge Hetch Hetchy Railroad.



Date: 01/09/19 14:17
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: ShoreLineRoute

What is the ownership and disposition of this tunnel today?
Oliver Barrett
Sunnyvale, CA



Date: 01/09/19 15:31
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: PHall

ShoreLineRoute Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> What is the ownership and disposition of this
> tunnel today?
> Oliver Barrett
> Sunnyvale, CA

Isn't the entire Hetch Hetchy project owned by the City and County of San Francisco?



Date: 01/09/19 15:57
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: spnudge

Not SD&AE. They are 30 feet tall. Spreckels wanted the height so a brakeman could stand on top of the car and not hit the top of the tunnel.



Nudge



Date: 01/09/19 21:19
Re: Can you ID this tunnel ?
Author: Railpax71

The Ocean Shore drainage tunnels exist to this day and you can walk through them. They were extended with some concrete when highway 1 was widened.



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0414 seconds