Conquering the Continental Divide

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Author John Sells' new book takes a historical look back on one of the most influential men in railroad history.

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David Halliday Moffat, a banker and railroad executive, spent years trying to find a more efficient path through Colorado and the most daunting obstacle, the Continental Divide.

The late 1800s and early 1900s in United States history was one the most influential time periods in the advancement of our modern-day transit system. Railroads opened up a whole new world for travel and economic development in a previously uncharted territory.

David Halliday Moffat, a banker and railroad executive, spent years trying to find a more efficient path through Colorado and the most daunting obstacle, the Continental Divide.

John A. Sells just released his new book, “The Moffat Line: David Moffat’s Railroad over & under the Continental Divide,” detailing Moffat’s life and the incredible hardships he faced trying to accomplish a dream.

Sells said, “The story is also about the men who drove the trains and built and operated the railroad under incredible weather and equipment challenges – day and night.”

“The Moffat Line” is an educational, easy read including a section of authentic pictures the history buff in us all will enjoy.

“The Moffat Line: David Moffat’s Railroad over & under the Continental Divide”
By John A. Sells
ISBN: 978-1-4620-2654-8
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse online bookstores

About the author
John A. Sells has had an avid interest in the history of the American West for as long as he can remember. He is the author of “Stagecoaches across the American West 1850-1920.” He and his wife have four grown children and enjoy traveling throughout the West. He currently lives in Colorado.

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