Milwaukee Road tunnels

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Milwaukee Road tunnels

Postby NRGeep » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:04 am

In particular, were any tunnels on their former route to Northwest?
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Re: Milwaukee Road tunnels

Postby NorthWest » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:10 am

There were a bunch, including many in the St. Paul Pass area of the Rockies. There was one major one in the Cascades under Snoqualmie Pass.
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Re: Milwaukee Road tunnels

Postby CarterB » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm

"The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad stretched from Chicago to Seattle. Their mainline was 2,200 miles long and included 51 tunnels. These were numbered from 1 in Wisconsin to 52 in Washington State (38 and 39 were never built, while 16.5 was added later). Including the branch lines, there were a total of 64 tunnels on the Milwaukee Road, of which 8 remain in use. The CMSP&P was merged into the Soo Line Railroad at the end of 1985." Source: http://wikimapia.org Tunnel #1 in Wisconsin, Red Tunnel #2 was near mile 1,398, about 1,154 miles from
tunnel #1 in Wisconsin. Rest West of there.
List of tunnels here: http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/507/t/44086.aspx
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Re: Milwaukee Road tunnels

Postby NRGeep » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Thanks for info folks. I now realize this belongs in Granger Railroads forum. :(
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