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Near Evanston in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Aspen Tunnel

 
 
Aspen Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Aspen Tunnel Marker
Captions: (bottom) The Union Pacific Railroad in Uinta County; (top right) First train through the Aspen Tunnel, 1901.
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Timeless 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 series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.468′ N, 110° 51.046′ W. Marker is near Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on State Highway 150 near County Route 75, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9998 Wyoming Highway 150, Evanston WY 82930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Aspen Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Aspen Tunnel Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transcontinental Railroad (here, next to this marker); Bear River City (here, next to this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Meyers Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Historic Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hilliard City and Piedmont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard, Wyoming (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Evanston.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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