East Portal of Tunnel 7 - Carrizo Gorge - Tunnel 7 collapsed at some point after the Goat Canyon Trestle was built and and before 1949 (the dates on the track).
Instead of clearing and rebuilding it, a cut was excavated and the track was routed around the mountain to by-pass the bore completely.
The western entrance to Tunnel 8 which is the longest tunnel on the Desert Line is about 100 yards away (behind me) from this opening.
The western entrance to tunnel 7 was buried in a land slide and there is no evidence today which would show where it was once located. This railroad was embargoed in 2008 and there have been no trains running on this track since that time.