Snoqualmie Tunnel

C. M. & St. P. Ry. Tunnel #50, Built 1912-1914

Snoqualmie Tunnel
This scene was photographed on August 18, 2007, from the west portal of the Snoqualmie Tunnel at Rockdale. After having walked 2.3 miles through the tunnel from the east portal at Hyak, the scene was photographed in the late afternoon when the sun angle was low enough to shine a ways into the tunnel. The railroad tunnel opened for regularly scheduled train service on January 24, 1915. The tunnel runs straight, except for a short six-degree curve at the east end and a short three-degree curve at the west end. The Milwaukee Road discontinued operations in 1980 and the tracks were later removed. The tunnel is now part of the Iron Horse State Park trail corridor and is the longest trail tunnel in the United States.

Snoqualmie Tunnel Centennial, January 1915 - January 2015


Home Andrew Craig Magnuson
Forks, Washington
August 20, 2007

Revised January 15, 2015