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81 Years Ago

September 2, 1938 was the day that the Grand Coulee Dam car skip was completed for use. The $30,000 incline allowed fully loaded railroad cars to be lowered from the regular government railroad, at the west end of the dam, down to the trestle deck spanning the top of the dam construction area. The skip connected the two levels that were 130 feet apart in height with a 200-foot-long incline. Measur...


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