The Great Culebra Cut
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At the Continental Divide
60,000,000 pounds of high powdered dynamite were used by the engineers in tearing asunder
Gold Hill from Contractor's Hill.  More than 100,000,000 cubic yards of earth and rocks
were excavated.  Slides added some 30,000,000 cubic yards of material that needed to be hauled.

May 2, 1999