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 Canal—by Ralph E. Emery-1915—Leslie-Judge Company

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