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Discovery Miles 1 470
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on the Works Department.
(1). TEMPORARY REPAIRS AND DEVIATIONS. The temporary repairs on the
Natal line were begun by the 9th (Field) Company and " C " Pontoon
Troop, R.E., and were carried on by Capt. F. G. Fuller, R.E., with
the 8th (Railway) and 31st (Fortress) Companies, R.E. (late Western
F.R.S.). Capt. Greenwood did what was required on the Klerksdorp
branch; Capt. Fuller, R.E., and subsequently Lieut. H. A. Micklem,
D.S.O., R.E., carried out the repairs on the eastern section.
(A).--soU'r1-1 EASTERN LINE T0 NATAL. It was known at Army
Headquarters that a railway repairing party from Natal was working
towards Standerton from Volksrust, and on the 26th June " C "
Pontoon Troop (under Capt. G. A. Travers, R.E.) moved from
Vereeniging to Blesbok Spruit bridge to assist in carrying "
railhead " southwards to meet them. K Rand Mines utilised by the
Railway. Military and Railway Situation. Distribution of "ork. The
9th (Field) Companyunder Major H. J. W. Jerome, R.E., was already
at work on a diversion, as it was inadvisable to raise and utilise
the broken girders of the permanent bridge (vide Plate 66).
Formation level at the deviation bridge was 6 feet lower than on
the permanent one, and the temporary structure consisted of cribs
and trestles, similar to others already described. The 9th (Field)
Company returned to Pretoria on the day the diversion was completed
(and July), whilst "C" Pontoon Troop moved on to Zuikerbosch
spruit, where a single 50-metre span girder bridge had been
destroyed. Plate 68 and Photo 40 show the state of affairs; and
after consideration it was decided to make a diversion. The bridge
across the stream was skew and 240 feet long (Plate 67). The
|Country of origin:
Royal Engineers' Institute
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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