National Geographic : 1932 Jul
COLORADO, A BARRIER THAT BECAME A GOAL THE ROCKIES' PREMIER TUNNEL SAVES A 2,400-FOOT CLIMB The Moffat Tunnel, under James Peak, gave Denver its only standard-gauge railway directly into the rich Western Slope country. A proposed 35-mile cut-off in western Colorado will make the tunnel, which cost $18,ooo,ooo, a link in a through transcontinental line (see page 61). Photograph by Eugene Hutchinson HERE FAT STEEL BILLETS ARE TRANSFORMED INTO MILES OF SHINING WIRE The steel plant in Pueblo is the largest west of Chicago. Of barbed wire alone 225,000 miles are turned out annually-enough to build a nine-wire fence around the world at the Equator.