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The Moffat Line

Author : John A. Sells
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By the latter part of the nineteenth century, the railroad was king. Railroad lines crisscrossed the North American continent, allowing for the long-distance transportation of oil, coal, lumbar, gold, and other valuables. Despite high operating costs and fierce competition, the search for better and more profitable routes was constant. David Moffat, a banker and railroad executive, dreamed of a direct route across the Rocky Mountains, a route that would allow him to tap into Colorado’s vast mineral wealth. There was, however, one major obstacle standing in his way—the 13,660-foot Continental Divide. The Moffat Line tells the story of David Moffat and the impossible dream that led to the 1927 completion of the Moffat Tunnel. The story is also about the men who drove the trains and built and operated the railroad under incredible weather and equipment challenges—day and night. Together, Moffat’s vision and the exploits of the railroad workers combine to produce a fascinating chapter in the history of the American West.

Moffat Collection System Project

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Interstate Commerce Commission Reports

Author : United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
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Guide to North American Railroad Hot Spots

Author : J. David Ingles
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A compilation of the best places to watch trains in operation across North America. Each entry includes a photos, general location, directions from the nearest highway, list of operating railroads, and the type and regularity of trains operating. Also includes railroad radio frequencies, scenic highlights, photography tips, safety considerations and other relevant travel information.

Railway Age

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Notes on the Geology of the Line of the Proposed Moffat Tunnel

Author : Russell D. George
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The Moffat Tunnel of Colorado

Author : Edgar Carlisle McMechen
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Draft Little Snake Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Moffat Rio Blanco and Routt Counties Colorado

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Colorado Scenic Guide

Author : Lee Gregory
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A Symbol of Wilderness

Author : Mark W. T. Harvey
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Harvey details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam. The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur National Monument, straddling the Utah-Colorado border near Wyoming.

Field Conference

Author : Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
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Exploration for Oil and Gas in Northwestern Colorado

Author : Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
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Field Conference and Guidebook

Author : Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
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Pacific Rail News

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Engineering News record

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The Pacific Reporter

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Traffic World

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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado

Author : Colorado. Supreme Court
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Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado

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Popular Science Monthly

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