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Posted 04/30/2016   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
So here's a topic that no one seems to have posted yet -- tunnels. As I was sifting through my collection for other threads, I realized I had a handful of interesting cards on this subject that were begging to be shared. And I know there are more out there.

A couple river tunnels -- the Hudson River subway tunnel going into a curve and the Detroit River rail tunnel, headed for Windsor, Ontario.





Southern Pacific locomotives heading through the Sierra Nevada range had to tunnel through snow sheds designed to spare the tracks from avalanches.



The Mitchell Point Tunnel was one of the iconic features along the historic Columbia River Highway, with its carved "windows" and view of the Gorge. Sadly it was blasted away to make room for Interstate 84.



The Wawona Tree tunnel was opened for through traffic in 1881, well before Sequoia National Park was established. It stood until 1969, when a heavy snow load brought down the tree. It can still be seen in the park, but is now known as the Fallen Tunnel Tree.

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Here's a nice split image card with above and below ground views of the Loop Station and City Hall in N.Y.C. Cancel is dated Sep 28, 1907 4 PM, with 2 Cincinnati arrival cancels; one is Sep 29, 6PM (not shown) and the other, a station E flag dated Sep 30, 7 AM.



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I recently the discovered the 1905 b/w version of this tunnel postcard!

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One more tunnel from my home state of Oregon. This is the Oneonta Tunnel on the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was abandoned and filled in back in the 1960s when Interstate 84 was constructed. After a big public effort the tunnel was cleared in 2006, reinforced and reopened to foot traffic in 2009. I walked through it a month or so after it opened and it smelled like a freshly sharpened pencil.

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