21721-Activities Along Center Wall of Gatun Locks. ::n.ama Canal.
The picture here seen shows the lock walls tracks necessary for the return of the tow-
practically completed and nearly ready for ing locomotives when unattached. Again
the canal traffic to begin. The middle wall the width of the center wall is apparent in
along which we are looking, is sixty feet view 21724 which shows a range light al-
wide and has vertical faces, approximately ready constructed.
87 feet in height. In this connection we may note that the
We can comprehend the width of tile cen- Iomotiv ; when towing will run on tracks
ter wall when we recall that on it tracks are with a center cog-rail system, and thus their"
laid for the two sets of towing locomotives, speed will be very much reduced; on their
one set to be used for passing vessels through return these electric motors will go more
the locks into Gatun Lake and another set rapidly, being run by friction, except over
for transferring them out into the channel the inclines where the cogs will be used
leading into Limon Bay, in addition to again.
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