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21760-Scene Near Cu!ebra Looking South Towards Pedro Miguel, Panama Canal.
This view gives us a picture cf the bleak, cf the slope, a distance of about ten feet
bald hills which make up the continental above the surface of the canal. The numer-
divide crossing the course of the Panama ous slides in the Cut made this plan imprac-
Canal at Culebra. At this point occurred ticable. Therefore the tracks were laid to
the famous Cucaracha slide on the east side the east of the Cut, branching away into the
of the canal (i. e., to the left in the picture); foothills beyond Bas Obispo until the rail-
a little to the north of this, also, is the scene road is as far as two miles distant from the
of the larger Contractor's Hill slide on the canal at Culebra. Thence it turns sharply
west bank. These slides are shown and de- back and meets the canal again near Paraiso,
scribed in views 21739, 21741, 21743, and and from that point practically parallels the
21757. canal to Panama City. The length of the
It was the original intention to run the railroad around the Cut is about 93/ miles,
relocated Panama Railroad through the C>- and its total length from Colon to Panama
lebra Cut on a berm or ledge along the side i i 47.1 miles.
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