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#419 - Railroad Tunnels
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 19.916 W 116° 35.866
11T E 530959 N 5131007
Quick Description: Railroad Tunnels history sign (#419) along US Hwy 95.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 12:39:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMAHTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 4

Long Description:
Idaho History Marker #419 about Railroad Tunnels along US Hwy 95 between Culdesac and Winchester. The tunnels are not visible from here, but several large railroad trestles are.
Marker Name: Railroad Tunnels

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Seven tunnels -- one a horseshoe more than a quater mile long -- had to be blasted in this canyon so that a railroad could be completed to Grangeville in 1908. Building a railroad up this canyon was exceptionally difficult and expensive. Although they completed in Lewiston, Union Pacific and Northern Pacific officials decided to organize a separate company, in which each of them had an equal interest, to complete a Camas Prairie line. Otherwise, neither would have had enough traffic to operate profitably.

County: Nez Perce

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 419

Web link(s) for additional information:

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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Volcanoguy visited #419 - Railroad Tunnels 9/29/2009 Volcanoguy visited it