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Interior shot of Windy Pt Tunnel

Interior shot of the Windy Pt Tunnel looking to the east from the west portal. You can see the old grade on the right. This tunnel was built in 1913 and enlarged the following year for double tracks but was never used as such. It was abandoned in 1929 and is now apart of the Iron Goat Trail which means you have to walk about 3 to 3 1/2 miles to get there from the trail heads. I hear that a new zig zag trail is under construction straight up the hill from Scenic due to open sometime this year or next.
For those who don't know their GN geography, what state is this in or on what line (between what cities)?
Sorry, this tunnel is located on the Old Great Northern Main up on Stevens Pass in Washington state. This line ran from Seattle to Wenatchee with the west portal of the tunnel located at MP 1713.85, meaning this tunnel was 1713.85 miles from St Paul, Mn., headquarters of the Great Northern Railway. If you look out over the hill from the eastern portal you will see the new Cascade tunnel and the current mainline at Scenic, Wa. The portion of the line that included the Windy Pt tunnel and others was considered the "High Line" as the grade climbed some 800 feet in a round about manner within 9 miles to reach Wellington and the Original Cascade tunnel. Hope this helps.

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