Over the Rockies to the Top of the World on the Denver Salt Lake Railroad

Over the Rockies to the Top of the World on the Denver Salt Lake Railroad

A descriptive view book with color reproductions from actual photographs of the most prominent views on the Denver and Salt Lake Railroad. Contains 30 scenic views in full color with descriptive text. David Moffat's plan was to build a long tunnel through the mountains. However, a lack of financing prevented this, and a temporary rail bed was laid over Rollins Pass. Known as the Moffat Road it ran 23 miles over the pass, with a 4% grade along many stretches, and was the highest railroad ever constructed in North America. A small rail stop called Corona was established at the top of the pass, with a restaurant and lodging. Although Moffat did not live to see his tunnel completed, his enterprise was continued under a different name, and Moffat Tunnel opened just south of the pass on February 26, 1928. The old rail bed is now part of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and is used by hikers and four-wheelers.