Moffat Tunnel

The Moffat Tunnel is a and tunnel that cuts through the Continental Divide in north-central .

Named after David Moffat, the tunnel's first official traffic passed through in February 1928.

The Moffat Tunnel finally provided with a western link through the Continental Divide, as both Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Pueblo to the south already enjoyed rail access to the West Coast.

It follows the right-of-way laid out by Moffat in 1902 while he was seeking a better and shorter route from to .

The Moffat Tunnel averages 15 trains per day.

The and tunnels parallel one another; the tunnel delivers a portion of 's supply.

In 1979, the tunnel was designated as a by the of Civil Engineers.

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