Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 9:02:24 PM (PT)
Thanks for the comment George!
Robert, yes, there were indeed curtains at both portals. Their primary function was to protect the tunnel from the elements. Both curtains were typically left open in the summer, but the west portal curtain was usually closed through the winter (except when trains were present, of course).
Posted By Robert W Gift On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 7:52:19 PM (PT)
Why the roller door? Both ends?
Posted By George Sellnau - Houston, TX On Monday, September 26, 2011 At 5:00:35 PM (PT)
What a wonderful group of historic photos. I can just imagine the steam and early diesels running through the tunnels. Appears the tunnels had a roller type gate at each end.
Keep up the good work. I appreciate your efforts and know of your fun taking these various photo trips. I'll bet your daughters have fun also.