The tunnel served its purpose between 1868 and 1993, when the railroad decided to remove tracks along one portion of the Donner Pass route, due to maintenance difficulties during the winter seasons. Today, the Summit Tunnel serves a a monument, marking one of the greatest milestones achieved by the Chinese during the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, ultimately uniting the East and West, forever changing the course of the United States.
The photographs that make up the panorama begin and end with Summit Tunnel’s East and West bores. In between, are dramatic, abstract views of dark shadows, rock formations, and upon closer inspection, evidence of explosions and drilling that occurred during the construction to blast through the solid Sierra granite.
Details about the prints:
- 20 x 30 inches
- B&W Pigment Print
- Signed, Titled and Dated
- Time Limited CHSA Edition
- Each $500 donation is eligible for a print
- On the donation page, in the Instructions from buyer or Notes section, type “Alex Ramos and the Photo number”.