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Last Update: December 31, 2005  
All photos were taken by Brian McCamish unless otherwise noted.
Location: near Timber, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  Port of Tillamook Railroad - Years: 1920s-current
Photo date: 2/2002

A typical historic tunnel on the old Southern Pacific Tillamook branch, now owned
by the Port of Tillmook Bay since the mid 1990s.  This very historic RR is also a
very scenic line with many tunnels and bridges.  
Location: near Toledo, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  Portland & Western - Years: 1890s-current
Photo date: 5/2004

A very historic tunnel #24 on the Toledo branch, originally built by  Southern
Pacific it's now leased by the P&W to exclusively run traffic to and from the Toledo
paper mill.  This is the last tunnel on the line.   The original bridge collapsed in
the 1895.  The current structure replaced it.
Location: Oakridge, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1912-current Photo date: 5/2004

This is the south portal of the 1/2 mile long Oakridge tunnel of the Union Pacific
(formerly Southern Pacific) Willamette Pass line.  The second picture shows the
tailend of a UP train going through at a very high rate of speed.
Location: Odel Lake, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  Union Pacific - Years: 1912-current Photo date: 5/2004

This is the south portal of the 3/4 mile long tunnel near Odel Lake, on the east
side of the Willamette Pass line.  This tunnel was notably coated in soot.  
Probably from the many decades of soot from steam engines and later diesels
that run through this tunnel many times daily.
Location: Canary, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  CORP - Years: 1914-current Photo date: 8/2004

This is one of many tunnels on the Central Oregon & Pacific (formerly Southern
Pacific) Coos Bay branch.  Built between 1914-1916.  This particular tunnel is
called tunnel 15.  Picture is of  south portal.
Location: Canary, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  CORP - Years: 1914-current Photo date: 8/2004

This is one of many tunnels on the Central Oregon & Pacific (formerly Southern
Pacific) Coos Bay branch.  Built between 1914-1916.  This particular tunnel is
called tunnel 16.  Picture is of north portal.
Location: Ada Station, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  CORP - Years: 1914-current Photo date: 8/2004

This is one of many tunnels on the Central Oregon & Pacific (formerly Southern
Pacific) Coos Bay branch.  Built between 1914-1916.  This particular tunnel is
called tunnel 17.  Picture is of north portal.
Location: Ada Station, OR  - Status:  Active
Railroad:  CORP - Years: 1914-current Photo date: 8/2004

This is the north portal of one of many tunnels on the Central Oregon & Pacific
(formerly Southern Pacific) Coos Bay branch.  Built between 1914-1916.  This
particular tunnel is called tunnel 19 and has the distinction of being the longest
railroad tunnel in Oregon at just under 1 mile long.  That's my father in law, Bill
Marks.
Location: Northern WA  - Status:  ActiveRR: Burlington Northern
- Years:
1929-current Photo date: 7/2003

This is the west portal to the 8 mile long Cascade Tunnel of northern Washington.
  No, that's not a typo.  It's 8 miles long.  One of the longest  railroad tunnels in the
world.
Location: Stevens, WA  - Status:  Active  RR: BNSF - Years:
1908-current Photo date: 4/2005

One of a number of tunnels built on the SP&S Columbia River railroad, now used
by the BNSF as a heavily used mainline railroad.
Location: Yacolt, WA  - Status:  Active RR: Chelatchie Prairie -
Years:
1901-current  Photo date: 5/2005

The very old tunnel was dug in 1901 and is part of the newly formed Portland
Vancouver Junction Railroad.  But was once used the LP&N, the Lewis & Clark
and the Northern Pacific before it.  Check out my
BYCX RR for more info.
Location: Oregon  - Status:  Active RR: Portland & Western -
Years:
1898-current Photo date: 7/2003

The last of 4 tunnels on the old SP&S Astoria division.  Now operated by the
Portland & Western Railroad.  Check out my
Lewis & Clark Rr page for more info.
If anyone has any further information on any of the above pictured tunnels that you'd like to share,
you can
Email me anytime.  Thanks.
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