From "The Quincy Quill," Quincy, WA
March 17, 1905
The Great Northern let a contract to shorten and straighten the main line of the railroad six miles east of Trinidad. It will reduce the curvature of the road and one-half mile of new line will be built to reduce the grade. A 1000 foot tunnel will be built and will cost $100,000.
(Note-this is not the grade currently in use, but the one visible above the current line.)