Railroad Construction

Building the railroad up the East Prong gorge employed some of the latest steam-powered equipment, but much of the construction, and continuing maintenance, remained very labor intensive, as these images relate.

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Marion Shovel Marion Shovel and Crew Marion Shovel Excavating Gorge Work Crew with Rail Jack
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Building Log Bridge Piers Construction Crew with Handtools Section Crew, West Prong Track Crew at Elkmont Shop
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Track Crew, Peawood Hollow Maintenance Crew Workers, Elkmont Line Track Crew

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Crew Laying Rail


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