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Hart - Summit Tunnel Eastern Portal

image not foundDescription: PC0002 Image No. 118. Summit Tunnel eastern portal length 1660 feet on the western summit. Photographic series documenting construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1866-1869
Photographer/artist: Alfred A. Hart Date taken: 1860s Photo location: Summit Tunnel
Type: photo Subject: Transcontinental Railroad Construction County: Placer
Source: Stanford CollectionReferences: Contributor: Stanford Libraries
Notes: Original image is 3.2 MB. HCS 1/10/22. Image at Stanford site. See also Goldbaum and Huffman's 2012 book, Waiting for the Cars, p. 236. Tunnel No. 6 is known as Summit Tunnel. The authors also note that there are directional signs nailed to the top of the bare tree to the left in the image: they indicate the depth of the winter snow at this particular location.
Rights: NOT FOR SALE; research onlyIdentifier: AAH0012Serial Number: 2065
Donation: Alfred A. Hart Collection (AAH) collection (#34)