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The Young Engineers in Arizona

or, Laying Tracks on the Man-killer Quicksand

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,739 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: PN
Series: Young Engineers
Downloads: 769 3203

Now, at last, they had been lured away from the S. B. & L. by the offer of a new chance to overcome difficulties of the sort that all fighting engineers love to encounter. The Arizona, Gulf & New Mexico Railroad-- more commonly known as the A., G. & N. M.--while laying its tracks in an attempt at record-beating, had come afoul of the problem of the quicksand, as already outlined. Three different sets of engineers had attempted the feat of filling up the quicksand, only to abandon it.

There was little doubt that the Colthwaite Construction Company, a contracting firm with years of successful experience, could have, "stopped" the quicksand, but this Chicago firm wanted far more money for the job than the railroad people felt they could afford to spend.

So, in a moment of doubt, and harassed by troubles, one of the directors of the A., G. & N. M. had remembered the names and the performances of Tom and Harry. This director of the Arizona road, being a friend of President Newnham, of the



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