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

1902 Roundhouse Office

 
 
1902 Roundhouse Office Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. 1902 Roundhouse Office Marker
Inscription. Across the tracks, adjacent to the back of the new exhibit building, is the historic 1902 roundhouse office - headquarters of the roundhouse foreman.

Built in 1902, the roundhouse office is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western's Scranton yard.

Throughout the steam era, the roundhouse foreman was responsible for each locomotive that entered the roundhouse complex. He supervised inspections, adjustments, repairs, and cleaning. The office's location allowed the foreman to observe and control all locomotive traffic entering or leaving the turntable and roundhouse area.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.468′ 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 next to 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. Tank Car (a few steps from this marker); Oil House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Oil House
Entrance to the Round House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Entrance to the Round House
The marker stands to the right of a pair of passenger cars prepared for mating to a locomotive.
(a few steps from this marker); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); DL&W Coal Hoppers (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow (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.
 
Also see . . .  Steamtown National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Entrance to the Round House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. Entrance to the Round House
The roundhouse office stands in the center, attached to the expanded exhibit area, and just behind the outdoor train exhibits on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 596 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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