nwray
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Boeing Everett Plant

Wed May 23, 2007 2:14 am

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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Stitch
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RE: Boeing Everett Plant

Wed May 23, 2007 2:55 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Everett Plant

Wed May 23, 2007 4:30 am

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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