Moody Tunnel was a landmark along on the Alaska Railroad for 88 years.
However, to provide for a safer railroad, this tunnel was demolished in the spring of 2008.
On April 17, 260 feet of tunnel became an estimated
4,000 cubic yards of rock, timber and debris.
|Moody tunnel collapse, 12/20/07
Photo © Rich Holzapfel
|Demolition of the first quarter of tunnel.
What an explosion! 3/21/08
Photos © Warren Redfearn
|Took off a 60 ft chunk of the south portal. 3/21/08||Birch Creek Schist turning into powder.||Time to start moving lots and lots of rock!||Creating a clear passage for the next train.|
|Another view of the demolition. 3/21/08 Photos © Tim Thompson|
|I had to run down to Talkeetna yesterday [May 8, 2008] and caught the work train moving rock at the ex-tunnel cut. Photos © Art Chase|
Page created 5/23/08 and last updated 5/23/08