The accomplishments of our ancestors is made even more amazing when we stop to look at the conditions in which they worked and the tools at hand. We have to remember that these men were without benefit of mobile cranes but rather constructed dericks with which to hoist heavy materials. Calculations were done without the benefit of calculators, never mind computers. Engineers and architects worked with quill or nib pens. They dipped the pen in an ink well and drew a section of a line then dipped the pen and continued the line drawing.
Transportation of materials would have been by rail, but first they had to build the spur line. Special riggings with horse and harness would be the mode of transportation to site locations. Trees had to be cleared with two man buck saws to make way for roads and right of ways.
Building Cordoroy Road
Anchor Pier and Gate Valve, 20" Pipe Line
Company Bunk House