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American Steam Shovel, Delivering Its Load to the Car. Culebra, Panama Canal

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Title:
American Steam Shovel, Delivering Its Load to the Car. Culebra, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1907

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.194
System ID:
AA00015345:00001

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Material Information

Title:
American Steam Shovel, Delivering Its Load to the Car. Culebra, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1907

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.194
System ID:
AA00015345:00001

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How long will it take to dig the Panama not so much on
Canal? A steam shovel can put a certain the steam si ov
number of shovelfuls of dirt into a car which the mat.
every minute. Every shovelful is a cub c the dumps. Tn^
yard. Knowing the number of cubic yards continuous ra'r
of dirt to be moved, the time it will take year cause aeiC
can be ascertained. The dirt must b.e three miles o
hauled away. Can it be disposed of by required for ea
the cars as fast as the steam shovels can That will rnak
give it to them? The answer to the trackage for 10
question asked depends a much on engine s cars,
transportation as on excavation, dispose of the
The point of greatest difficulty in shovels will ex
transportation and excavation is t h e It is thought
Culebra Cut. For three-fourths of a mile that the work
the depth of this cut is between 373 and ten years. Th
288 feet. To complete the work as soon ised in this wc
as possible this must be the point of that can be sec
attack. All the material must be cars holds frorr
transported to the "spoil banks" or those used by t
dumps. It is evident that the length of are also much
time it will take to dig the canal depends than theirs.
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the extreme efficiency of
el as on the rapidity with
erial can be transported to
e shifting of tracks and the
is for seven months of the
ays. It is probable that
f standard track will be
ch steam shovel employed.
e three hundred miles of
0 shovels: A great number
and men will be needed tA
material as fast the stearn
:c vate it.
by t.ie Canal Commission
can be completed in about
ie engines and cars now
:rk are the largest and best
:ured. Each one of these
i 6 to 8 times as much as
:he French. The engines
larger and more powerful


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