Subject: Roadside America, Transportation, and US States, Cities & Towns
Postcard Location: Middle Park, CO
Postcard Era: 1930s
Location Acquired: Longview Texas
Date Acquired: 07/07/2019
Date Digitized: 07/08/2019
Rights: This item may be protected by copyright law. Please cite Forgottennowfound.com as the source of this file.
351 West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel at the foot of Berthoud Pass in Middle Park, Colorado.
The great Moffat Tunnel, 6 miles long under the Continental Divide, is one of the great engineering features of Colorado. Taking four years to build, it had made an economical railroad connection between the two halves of the state so long divided by lofty mountain barriers and also brings water from the western slope to the east slope.
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