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“Unbelievable engineering”
Review of Spiral Tunnels

Spiral Tunnels
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

When you consider why the tunnels were built and when, this has to be considered a fantastic piece of engineering.
The tunnels are usually easier to see when the trains are running through them, you can see the front coming out of a tunnel while the back is still entering at another level.

Thank Adrian S
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"freight train"
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"engineering feat"
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"long train"
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"rocky mountaineer"
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"great engineering"
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"worth a stop"
in 14 reviews
"story boards"
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"trains passing"
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"interpretive panels"
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"different levels"
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"vantage point"
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"be patient"
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Worth a stop - especially if you can time it when a train is passing through. Plenty of information on the boards in the main area and yes there are trees but if you walk back a bit away from the information area, you can see the trains passing through. We were amazed to find out the small amount the tracks were off when they finally met from two different directions, tunneling through mountains and all that entailed. Considering what they had for "equipment" to manage all this- quite an accomplishment and success.

Thank beachlovernc2015
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The story boards on the side of the highway are very good, making this a great place to pull off for a few minutes. The tunnels themselves are amazing, especially if you going through them in a train.

Thank boltuprightCanada
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

I was very interested in seeing these; however, you cannot see much. I was lucky in that there was a rather long train coming through at the time, but the trees block much of path that the train takes and the entrance/exit to the tunnel. Access is very easy off directly off of the highway. There are signs providing history and information about the tunnels.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The spiral tunnels are an absolutely genius feat of engineering. And they are massive in their scale. Seeing a train go through the tunnels is interesting, especially when they're long enough that you see one end exiting the tunnel over top of the other which is entering. However riding the Rocky Mountaineer Train is definitely more interesting and there have been TV documentaries about the tunnel that I've seen that were more informative than the displays at the stop. Plus there is no guarantee you will see a train. Stop here once, but don't hang around for more than 10-15 minutes.

Thank SailorAirman
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