In the course of double tracking its mountain main line, Canadian Pacific was confronted with a 2800-ft cut through an area of saturated silty clay overlain with 17 ft of peat. A $2 million expenditure on electro-osmosis stabilized the swamp, controlling seepage pressures and directing water away from the excavation. After stabilization about 170,000 cubic yards of excavation were made through the area at depths from 12 to 30 ft.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30-31
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  • Accession Number: 00310643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM