Relief tracklayers were standing by but the first crew was so proud of their work that a rest was not requested.
The tracklayers moved forward at a furious pace, often laying down two to three miles of new rail a day, sometimes more.
At Ogallala, Nebraska, milepost 342, on May 27, 1867, they swooped down on the tracklayers while Dodge and government inspectors were present.
This recovery system separates collected rubber tracklayers into core metal and rubber, for the purpose of recycling them into iron materials and boiler fuels.
About an hour later, a construction train arrived to unload cheerful gangs of tracklayers and graders, and then pulled away again.
Then the tracklayers came in, grabbing rails out of horse-drawn carts.
All the tracklayers were Caucasians and the Chinese simply looked on and cheered their favorite crew.
The Holt Tractor Company and the Best Tractor Company both took their heavy commercial tracklayers around 1916 and experimented by adding riveted boilerplates to the tractor chassis.
Completed and crossed by the tracklayers in November 1866, it was twenty-three hundred feet long.