Building the railroad that Went to Sea with photos.
Some of the floating railroad construction equipment used in the
In deeper water, barge mounted equipment was used instead of buillding
a service track along side. These barges are probably removing the forms.
Huge quantities of crossties were needed. Low-grade wooden crossties
were used and re-used for contruction tracks.
Double derricks were used for complex operations similar to a person
working with two arms.
For small fills, a wooden tresle was built and the space below filled
Bridge piles were driven by barge mounted pile driveres.
Bridge crews lived aboard quarterboats. After the 1906 Hurricane they
were evacuated during bad weather.