Denali National Park in Denali Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
Tunnels Lost to Time
Moody Tunnel was the last of the 1921 Alaska railroad tunnels. It was given Alaska Heritage Resource number HEA-076 and determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Documentation preserved its history and engineering features for posterity before it was removed. There are still a number of 1905 – 1906 era tunnels about 50 miles north of Seward in the Kenai Peninsula section of the Alaska railroad, and two tunnels on the 1942 tract between Whittier and Portage (they have all been reinforced and lined).
Moody Tunnel was 262 feet long and Garner was 508 feet; the tunnel between them had no
Location. 63° 43.835′ N, 148° 54.815′ W. Marker is in Denali National Park, Alaska, in Denali Borough. Marker is on Morning Loop Trail. Touch for map. This marker is located on the side of the Denali Train Depot in the Denali National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Denali National Park AK 99755, United States of America.
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1. Denali National Park. “Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await." Source NPS web site (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Alaska Railroad (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on January 19, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.