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The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex. American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, No. 1170   By:

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In "The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex.," author J.L. Campbell explores a crucial aspect of railway development in the southwestern United States. The book, published as part of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Transactions, No. 1170, offers readers a deep dive into the challenges and innovations surrounding the water supply of a specific railway line.

Campbell's work showcases his extensive knowledge and expertise in civil engineering, as he meticulously examines the water infrastructure along the El Paso and Southwestern Railway route. The author skillfully outlines the technical aspects of designing and implementing a reliable water supply system for an expansive railway network, shedding light on the complex logistical considerations involved.

Through his writing, Campbell reveals his meticulous research and attention to detail, drawing on a wide range of sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. He incorporates data, maps, and charts, which not only enhance the narrative but also allow readers to visualize the terrain and the intricacies of the water supply network.

One of the book's notable strengths is Campbell's ability to make technical concepts accessible to readers with limited knowledge of civil engineering. He breaks down complex ideas into easily digestible sections, making the book an excellent resource for both professionals and enthusiasts interested in railway infrastructure or the history of the southwestern United States.

Moreover, Campbell exhibits a profound appreciation for the historical and geographical context, acknowledging the influence these elements had on the engineering decisions made during that period. This broader perspective enriches the narrative and provides readers with a more holistic understanding of the challenges faced by the railway industry in the early 20th century.

While the book is undoubtedly informative and well-researched, it is important to note that its content may be of interest primarily to those with a specific passion for civil engineering, railway infrastructure, or regional history. General readers seeking a more accessible and narrative-driven work may find the book somewhat dry or technical.

In conclusion, "The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex." by J.L. Campbell is a comprehensive and meticulously researched exploration of the water infrastructure of a significant railway line. Campbell's expertise, attention to detail, and broader historical context make this book an invaluable resource for professionals and enthusiasts interested in civil engineering, railway history, or the development of the southwestern United States.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

INSTITUTED 1852

TRANSACTIONS

Paper No. 1170

THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE EL PASO AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY FROM CARRIZOZO TO SANTA ROSA, N. MEX.[A]

BY J.L. CAMPBELL, M. AM. SOC. C.E.

WITH DISCUSSION BY MESSRS G.E.P. SMITH, KENNETH ALLAN, and J.L. CAMPBELL.

Location . The El Paso and Southwestern Railway traverses the arid country west of the 100th Meridian in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona, as shown on the map, Fig. 1. The water supply herein described serves that division of this road lying between Carrizozo and Santa Rosa, a distance of 128 miles.

Rainfall . The average annual precipitation is 9.84 in. The year 1909 was exceptionally dry, with a rainfall of less than 5 in.

Original Water Supply . East and west of El Paso, for distances of 270 miles in each direction, the railway crosses no streams, and the supply was obtained from wells ranging from 100 to 1,100 ft. in depth. On the division served by the new supply, this well water is of very bad quality, as shown in Table 1.

After the most thorough practicable treatment, these waters were still so bad that they caused violent foaming, low steam pressure, hard scaling, rapid destruction of boiler tubes, high coal and water consumption, extraordinary engine failures and repairs, small engine mileage, low train tonnage, excessive overtime, and a demoralized train service... Continue reading book >>




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