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CPR Tunnel 2, Yale, B.C.

Located just north of Yale, B.C, the Canadian Pacific Railway Tunnel 2 is part of the CPR's main line through the Fraser Canyon.  It is 128 feet long through solid rock and was built in 1890.  Hard to thing of modern trains going through this small hole in the rock!

Located just north of Yale, B.C, the Canadian Pacific Railway Tunnel 2 is part of the CPR’s main line through the Fraser Canyon. It is 128 feet long through solid rock and was built in 1890. Hard to think of modern trains going through this small hole in the rock!

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10 responses

  1. just amazing to think of the work it took to do this!

    2014/06/17 at 12:32

    • T, no kidding! All or most of it done by Chinese immigrants!

      2014/06/17 at 15:25

  2. It’s still being used, Robin … those rails are polished. I like the shot … it’s a reminder of the Old West, and also reminds me of the highway tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike … those are bigger, of course, and have finished-looking entrances and exits. I used to love going through them as a kid.

    2014/06/17 at 18:57

    • D, it’s definitely being used. It’s the main line for the CPR through the canyon! The tracks run parallel to the highway, but below it!

      2014/06/17 at 19:16

  3. We are so fortunate to have such treasures so close to us…The photo is really great fun.

    2014/06/17 at 20:54

    • Charlie, I agree! Thanks!

      2014/06/17 at 20:58

  4. Pat

    Beautiful photo.

    2014/06/18 at 07:58

  5. And where were you when you took this photo? lol
    Look out TRAIN!

    2014/06/23 at 18:00

    • Andy, no kidding! They have a habit of sneaking up on you!

      2014/06/23 at 18:31

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