The Most Modern Equipment that Brains Could Invent, or Money
Could Buy, has Been Used on the Canal Work.
In Many Cases the Practical Knowledge of the Canal Engineers has
Been Applied to Various Machines After Purchase, with the Result
that a Higher Degree of Efficiency has Been Obtained from Them
than Their Manufacturers Guaranteed. Among the Several Inventions
Induced by the Canal Work, is the Track Shifting Machine, Shown
Above, which Lifts a Section of the Track, Including the Ties,
with One Motion and by Another, Throws it from Three to Nine Feet
to One Side. This Machine Does the Work of Several Hundred Men.
Panama and the World's Greatest Canalby Ralph E. Emery-1915Leslie-Judge
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