RPRA Picnic Sunday
August 30, 2015
East Portal Moffat Tunnel

Hot dogs, buns, sodas, watermelon, and paper goods will be supplied by the RPRA.  Please bring food to share and your camp chairs.  Camping canopies or "Fly's" to keep out the sun and occasionally rain, snow or hail are always welcome.

Railroading members will love the train traffic and even the tunnel fans.  It's an amazing experience if you have never visited.  To get to the Moffat Tunnel, drive to the town of Rollinsville, 4.3 miles south of Nederland on Colorado 119.  Drive west on County Road 16 for 8 miles to the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel.

Not an RPRA member?  Feel free to drop by and see what we're all about!

Pre-RPRA Picnic, 0900 Hike to First Moffat Tunnel.
Meet at the East Portal parking lot for 0900 sharp departure on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
Hike from East Portal Moffat Tunnel to East Portal Site of Moffat’s 1905 2.6 mile tunnel.

Terry Ten Eyck will lead hikers on a moderate 1¾ mile hike on Forest Service Trail 900 up 750 feet to view the beginning work on the first Moffat Tunnel. We’ll return 1¾ miles for the noon RPRA picnic. Hope you can join us.   Questions?  terry@carlsonland.net  or 303-457-2966 x16

See 1970's 7-1/2" Gauge Real Steam - Moffat Style
courtesy of Peter Boxler, Zurich, Switzerland

See Peter Boxler's 3D model of The Hill

Google Earth flyover up the east side of The Hill

Google Earth flyover down the west side of The Hill

Moffat Switchstand now on display at the Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs

Needles Eye Tunnel Feasibility Study

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Welcome to www.moffatroad.org, the official web site of the Denver & Salt Lake Historical Society and the Rollins Pass Restoration Association.

The purpose of the Denver & Salt Lake Historical Society is to research and preserve the history of the Denver & Salt Lake and its predecessor, the Denver Northwestern & Pacific.  Our primary function is to find and present unpublished material before it is lost forever.  The Society publication, the Corona Telegraph, covers the DNW&P and D&SL up to and including the merger years with the Rio Grande.  From time to time, we publish additional plans and data sheets that do not fit in a magazine format.  Members are also invited to participate in Occasional Field Excursions to visit and discuss features of the railroad where it all happened.

The Rollins Pass Restoration Association, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1983 by a group of people who, like David Moffat, had a dream.  We would support the restoration of the Needle's Eye Tunnel, assist in preserving as much of the original road as possible, and work towards restoring the road to the condition as in 1979: a rural mountain road which would be used by two wheel drive vehicles.

At www.moffatroad.org, you will also find a bibliography and a set of links to items relating to the DNW&P, D&SL and other items associated to the Moffat Road.  In addition, be sure to check out Postmarked Arrow, An On-Line Scrapbook of The Moffat Road for a virtual ride on The Moffat.

To join either society or to contact the webmaster just click here.

All items can be accessed via the links at the left.

Thanks, and enjoy your ride!

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