Photo By: Kevin Morgan

Similar to the Moffat Tunnel, Tennessee Pass Tunnel has a curtain! You are looking at it here, rolled up outside the east portal. However, the purpose of the curtain is quite different from that of the Moffat. Whereas the curtain at the Moffat is designed to help vent the tunnel of exhaust, the curtain at Tennessee Pass is used to keep snow and ice out of the tunnel during the winter.
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Posted By sataraid1 On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 At 4:29:26 PM (PT)

I'm flabbergasted that the curtains have been left open. I would have thought they'd be closed and virtually welded shut to keep people out of the tunnel.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Lake County, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Tennessee Pass Tunnel




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
18 mm
Shutter
1/200 seconds
Aperture
f/3.5


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