29. Great Northern/BNSF Railway & Tunnel

Great Northern / BNSF Railway and Tunnel (1900). View from Lombard Ave behind the Mitchell Hotel. Running east-west, this railway tunnel extends underground through Everett’s business district for seven blocks, from Oakes Avenue on the east to West Marine View Drive on the west. It is a concrete tunnel containing a single line of tracks. The Great Northern Railway reached Everett in 1893, with service from the East Coast and continuing to its western terminus in Seattle. Today, BNSF owns and operates the tunnel, which is also used by Amtrak trains.