Tunnels, Nitro and Convicts: Building the Railroad That Couldn't Be Built

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Tunnels, Nitro and Convicts: Building the Railroad That Couldn't Be Built - Little, Stephen R
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Still suffering the devastation of the Civil war that ended only ten years earlier, North Carolina shipped prison inmates from Raleigh to build the Mountain Division of the western North Carolina railroad. Some amazing and astonishing events occurred from 1875 through 1879 as this mountain railroad (3 miles straight-line distance, requiring 9+ miles of track) was pushed up the eastern continental divide. Six tunnels were excavated, from 89 to 1,800 feet long, each 15 feet tall. For open cuts, solid rock was cracked by ...

Tunnels, Nitro and Convicts: Building the Railroad That Couldn't Be Built 2010, Authorhouse, Bloomington IN

ISBN-13: 9781452067711

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