Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway

Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (HMGMD)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Kendall County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 6.092', W 98° 49.249'

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In 1913 area residents raised money to build a railroad linking Fredricksburg to San Antonio. The 920 - Foot tunnel beneath this hill increased the cost by $134,000 and required five months of hard labor. It opened a faster trade route for area merchants and farmers. Each time passenger trains entered the tunnel, small rocks, loosened by engine exhaust, were removed from the track and the windows closed to keep out coal smoke. The railroad operated until 1942 when the trackage was sold for scrap.
Marker Number5568
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 517264 N 3330049
Decimal Degrees30.10153333, -98.82081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.092', W 98° 49.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 5.52" N, 98° 49' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)830
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Alamo Rd, Fredericksburg TX 78624, US
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