Aspen Tunnel

Aspen Tunnel (HM1OZ9)

Location: Evanston, WY 82930 Uinta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 9.468', W 110° 51.046'

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One of the greatest improvements by the Union Pacific Railroad occurred with the construction of Aspen Tunnel. It saved 10 miles in distance from Leroy to Evanston.

Work began on the tunnel in November 13, 1899, and was completed October 9, 1902. It was a single-track tunnel until the Altamont Tunnel was constructed in 1947 and completed November 19, 1949. A side adventure to the tunnel from Mirror Lake Scenic Byway may be taken on an unimproved dirt road east of the Bear Town interpretive site.
HM NumberHM1OZ9
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series
Placed ByTimeless Tracks, Incorporated; City of Evanston, Wyoming; United States Forest Service; United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Scenic Byways Program; State of Wyoming, Department of Transportation; Interpretive Graphics; At Home Services
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 512520 N 4556285
Decimal Degrees41.15780000, -110.85076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.468', W 110° 51.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 28.08" N, 110° 51' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)307, 435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9866-9998 WY-150, Evanston WY 82930, US
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