Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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The two-track incline for hopper cars used in excavating the Main Channel in Section M, 1895. The steam power plant used to move the hopper cars is at the base of the upper incline and part of a steam shovel is shown at work in the foreground. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 207)