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User currently offlineNwray From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
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I just finished the Joe Sutter book "747", which was really was an enjoyable and interesting read. Anyway, there was a statement made in the book that to prepare for the Everett plant site, more earth was moved than the Panama Canal and Grand Coulee Dam combined. Really? Was there previously a small mountain there beside Paine Field?

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31418 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
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It was a heavily forested site and I believe was somewhat hilly. They had to clear and grade a vast amount of land, I do know.

User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3598 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
It was a heavily forested site and I believe was somewhat hilly. They had to clear and grade a vast amount of land, I do know.

It also involved building a railroad spur down to Puget Sound. At one time this was (and maybe still is), the steepest non-cog rail line in the US>



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