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21742-In Culebra Cut Looking South, Near Cu-Lbra Station, Panama Canal.
By January 1, 1913, all the excavation Although the Cut is but nine miles long
work along the Canal had been completed there are over one hundred miles of track in
except a mound some four miles l;ng (at use for the dirt trains, and the average of
the base) and about twenty-five feet high, .raf'i tracks at any one point is nine.
-which lies opposite Culebra Etahi n. This Nearly that number 3 partially visible in
picture gives a partial view cf tehe excava- this vie':. That: a br-e number of tracks
tion of this mound in actual progress. We Ie? dit e tho disposal of the spoil is evident
see also some of the dirt trains which are whn we r call that in the busiest time of
more fully described and can toe nmci closely the ex:cv ting work as many as 160 trains
observed in view 21740. Trains are in oper- carried away refuse to the dumps. To equip
ation continually on both sides of the mound, these trains 115 locomotives and 2,000 cars
one set running south toward Pedro Migu:l were used.
and the others going north to Matachin.
Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.
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