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Central Pacific Transcontinental Railroad, Tunnel No. 36, Yuba Pass, Nevada County, CA



B&W Photos

HB166994
West Portal Of Tunnel 36, View To Northeast, 135mm Lens

HB166995
East Portal Of Tunnel 36, View To Southwest, 135mm Lens With Electronic Flash Fill.


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Location
Tunnel No. 36, Yuba+Pass+vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-209
Significance: The Central Pacific First Transcontinental Railroad is a segment of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California to Promontory Summit, Utah between 1863 and 1869, where it joined the Union Pacific Railroad which had built west from Omaha. For the purpose of the current project, the first transcontinental railroad was found likely to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance under Criterion A for its significance in transportation history, in uniting the East and the West, and in the development of the West. The railroad's period of significance is 1869 to 1945, from the line's completion in 1869, through the years of its role in the settlement and development of the West, to the conclusion of the railroad's achievements in World War II. Tunnel 36 is a contributive element of this historic property.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. West portal of Tunnel 36, view to northeast, 135mm lens. Note the notched wingwalls that originally held timber posts of the original timber snowsheds, miles of which once enclosed and protected the railroad from the ravages of Sierra winters. Note also that these tunnels, built in the 1920s, have dispensed with any use of stone masonry, and instead have all-concrete portals.
2. East portal of Tunnel 36, view to southwest, 135mm lens with electronic flash fill.


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