Building the railroad that Went to Sea with photos.
Some of the rail mounted (rolling stock) construction equipment used
in the Keys.
Where possible a railmounted pile driver was used.
Another view of the track-mounted traveling concrete mixer. Derricks
loaded dry material in the back end, water added and concrete came out
A travelling overhead apparatus was used for the Bahia Honda Bridge.
Huge amounts of rock fill could be excavated with rail mounted steam
The Baldwin side-dump car was a versaltile piece
of equipment and could do the work of many wheelbarrows. Some were equipped
with narrow guage tram wheels and others for standard track. This small
version could be pulled by one mule (but not onto a trestle). There was
a full size rail car version that did not tilt; it had low side doors that
swung open. See below. These are normally used to scatter ballast stone
along the track's sides.