They could hear "Red Mike" grunting as he and Gibson struggled up the side of the roadbed.
On the other side of the track was a deep ravine, dropping abruptly from the roadbed.
The roadbed was wide enough to permit the meeting and passing of the largest wagons without trouble.
They landed beside the roadbed, and the cars went on without them.
Though of narrow gauge the roadbed was laid for standard gauge, and this change can be made at any time.
He worked at the lever and touched the 202 valve, and then leaped from his post to the roadbed.
The roadbed is prepared for some five or six miles out from the city, and the iron track laid for half a mile.
It was unsteady, indicating the uncertain character of the roadbed.
Thanks to the milestones placed at the side of the roadbed he was able to keep count of the miles he walked.
The challenge posed by the American roadbed was met by American mechanics.