Swan View Tunnel, located in John Forrest National Park, was built in 1895 and is the earliest railway tunnel in West Australian's history. Charles Yelverton O'Connor designed the 340m Swan View Tunnel to overcome a granite barrier formed by a fold in the Darling Range.
The construction of the Eastern Rail line was a major engineering project. A vast amount of rubble was moved to construct embankments, along with intensive blasting and digging using only picks and shovels, dynamite and horsepower.
Today, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail retraces 59km of the old Eastern Railway that formerly linked Fremantle to York in the 1880's.