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  • McMechen, Edgar Carlisle, The Moffat Tunnel of Colorado, Denver: The Wahlgreen Publishing Company, 1927, two volumes.
  • Black, Archibald, The Story of Tunnels, New York: Whittlesey House, 1937.
  • Cunningham, Frank, Big Dan, A Biography of Dan Cunningham, Salt Lake City: The Desert News Press, 1946.
  • Bollinger, Edward T., Rails That Climb, Santa Fe: Rydel Press, 1950.
  • Boner, Harold A., The Giant's Ladder, Milwaukee: Kalmbach Publishing, 1962.
  • Bollinger, Edward T., and Bauer, Frederick, The Moffat Road, Denver: Sage Books, 1962.
  • Black, Robert C.III, Island in the Rockies, Grandby, Colorado: Grand County Pioneer Society, 1969.
  • Crossen, Forest, Western Yesterdays, David Moffat's Hill Men, Fort Collins, Colorado: Robindon Press, 1976.
  • Albi, Charles and Forrest, Kenton, The Moffat Tunnel, A Brief History, Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1978.
  • Bollinger, Edward T., Rails That Climb, Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1979.
  • Jones, William C., and Jones, Elizabeth B., Photo By McClure, The Railroad, Cityscape and Landscape Photographs of L.C. McClure, Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing, 1983.
  • Patterson, Steve, and Forrest, Kenton, Rio Grande Ski Train, Denver: Tramway Press, 1984.
  • Cornell, Virginia, Doc Susie, Carpinteria, California: Manifest Publications, 1991.
  • Neimes, Matthew J., Structures Of The Moffat Tunnel, Vol. 1, Lakewood, Colorado, Matthew J. Neimes, 1991.
  • Griswald, P.R. "Bob", David Moffat's Denver Northwestern And Pacific, "The Moffat Road", Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1995.
  • Bodkin, Odds, The Banshee Train, New York: Clarion Books, 1995.
  • Griswald, P.R. "Bob", Denver And Salt Lake Railroad 1913-1926, Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1996.
  • Farewell, R.C., Rio Grande Secret Places, Volume One: The Tunnel District, Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, 1997.
  • Monroe, Gregory, Moffat! Rio Grande-Southern Pacific-Union Pacific, West of Denver, Colorado, Fox Publications, 1997.
  • Sundquist, Elizabeth Josephson, Dismantling The Rails That Climb, The Grand County Historical Association, 1997.
  • Clarke, Allan G., The Moffat Tunnel: A Railfan's Perspective, Flagstop Railbooks, 2002.
  • Reed, Leda, Historic Boulder Park Yesterday And Today
  • Griswold, P.R. "Bob", Before The Moffat Tunnel, Sherm Conners Publishing, MMIV
  • Bauer, Frederick, The Roadmaster's Guide To The Moffat Road!, The Denver & Salt Lake Historical Society, 2004.
  • Sells, John A., The Moffat Line, David Moffat's Railroad over and under the Continental Divide, iUniverse, 2011.
  • Yust, Jim,  Gore Canyon, The Colorado River and The Moffat Railroad Then and Now, Grand County Historical Association, 2013
  • Moore, Stan, Mister Moffat's Road, a novel (fiction), www.mistermoffatroad.com, 2014.
  • Crisanti, John, The Moffat Road, Denver to East Portal, Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision (2012 - 2016), 2017.


  • Union Pacific's Moffat Line, Trains On Location, 2000.
  • Rails Away: Union Pacific's Rail Welding Facility & WYCO Railyard in Laramie Wyoming. Byers Canyon. D&RGW Moffat Tunnel Line Action. Amtrak. UP/SP 6 Unit Mountain Coal trains. EMPAC Publications, 2001.
  • Otto Perry's Moffat Route, Machines of Iron & The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 2001.
  • Winter On The Moffat Route, Highball Productions, 2001.

Maps & Drawings:

  • ICC Map Set No. 31 - Utah Junction, CO to Grandby, CO (Colorado Railroad Museum #2749).
  • ICC Map Set No. 32 - Willows, CO to Craig, CO (Colorado Railroad Museum #2750).


  • "The Moffat Tunnel", Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Enginemen's Magazine, Vol. 82, No. 4, pg. 332-335, April, 1927.
  • "Completion of Moffat Tunnel of Colorado," American Society of Civil Engineers, Transactions, Vol. 95, pg. 334-378, New York: The Society, 1931.
  • "David Moffat's Dreams Came True," by Forest Crossen, Trains, Vol. 2, No. 3, pg. 28-36, January, 1941.
  • "Locomotives of the Denver & Salt Lake," Railroad Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 4, pg. 82-86, March, 1941.
  • "Doc Susie," by Margery Frank, PIC, Vol. XIII, No. 10, pg. 42-44, May 11, 1943.
  • "Reopening of Tunnel 10," by Harry Hawes, Trains, Vol. 4, No. 4, pg.10-17, February, 1944.
  • "The Commission Says Yes," by William Forsythe, Trains, Vol. 5, No. 7, Pg. 24-31, May, 1945.
  • "Denver West, to Salt Lake," by Edward T. Bollinger, Railroad Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 4, pg. 8-25, September, 1947.
  • "Dave Moffat's Dream," Railroad Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 4, pg. 26-31, September, 1947.
  • "Through the Rockies," by David P. Morgan, Trains, Vol. 9, No. 11, pg. 40-49, September, 1949.
  • "Under the Continental Divide," by Wallace W. Abbey, Trains & Travel, Vol. 13, No. 12, pg. 60, October, 1953.
  • "The New Moffat Road: Up the Giant's Ladder," by Lou Smith, Ford Times, Vol. 49, No. 6, pg. 12-15, June, 1957.
  • "Rio Grande Revisited," by David P. Morgan, Trains, Vol. 25, No. 6, pg. 20-30, April, 1965.
  • "Tragedy On The Moffat Road," by Olyn Vane Price, True West, Vol. 19, No. 5, pg. 20-53, May-June, 1972.
  • "David Moffat's Bent Hairpin," by Robert A. LeMassena, Rail Classics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pg. 46-55, March, 1980.
  • "Westward From Denver: The Obsession of David Moffat," Railroad History, 146, pg. 29-40, Spring, 1982.
  • "Mountain Battlers of the Denver & Salt Lake," Locomotive Quarterly, Vol. V, pg. 14-37, Spring, 1982.
  • "Denver & Salt Lake: East End Action," Locomotive Quarterly, Vol. X, pg. 2-11, Summer, 1987.
  • "The Marcia," by Thomas Lell, Locomotive & Railway Preservation, No. 30, pg. 30-66, Januray-February, 1991.
  • "The 1921 Pueblo Flood And The Moffat Tunnel: Economics and Politics of a Colorado Disaster," by Stephen S. Hart, Journeys through Western Rail History: Colorado Rail Annual No. 22, pg. 110-135, 1997.
  • "David Moffat's Double Dilemma," by Robert A. LeMassena, The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 20, No. 2, pg. 3-5, Spring, 2000.
  • "On Location: The Moffat main line," by Mike Danneman, Trains, Vol. 60, No. 4, pg. 66-72, April, 2000.


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