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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1902/1937 Inspection Pit

 
 
1902/1937 Inspection Pit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. 1902/1937 Inspection Pit Marker
Inscription. Stalls inside the 1902/1937 roundhouse had below-grade work pits. These shallow brick and concrete-lined pits ran down the center of each stall and extended from the front to the rear walls of the roundhouse.

Upon a locomotive's arrival at the roundhouse, mechanics climbed under, around, and over all parts of the steam engine searching for problems that might interrupt the operation of the locomotive while on the road.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.416′ N, 75° 40.28′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Roundhouse in Steamtown National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1902/1937 Roundhouse (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Boxcars (within shouting distance of this marker); 1865 Inspection Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); E.J. Lavino & Company #3
Roundhouse and Inspection Pit Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Roundhouse and Inspection Pit Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Section (within shouting distance of this marker); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
More about this marker. On the marker is a photo showing National Park Service mechanics climb down into pits to examine, repair, and maintain the park's operating locomotives.
 
Also see . . .  Steamtown National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
One of the Inspection Pits image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. One of the Inspection Pits
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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