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Roundhouse

 
 
Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2011
1. Roundhouse Marker
Inscription. The roundhouse served as a garage for locomotives, where they could be serviced or repaired.

Incoming locomotives traveled on rail through the building to arrive at the Turntable in the center. Operators aligned the rotating table with one of the individual Roundhouse bays where the locomotive was then parked. Locomotives parked in the eastern portion of the Roundhouse underwent minor repairs. Major repairs occurred in the western side where the Drop Table was located.

Why isn't the "Roundhouse" round ? The Central of Georgia built this as a circular building in 1852-1855. The green circle is on the plan drawing of the Roundhouse to the right identifies this original construction. The Roundhouse had to be enlarged as steam locomotives became larger. During 1926 and 1927, the Central of Georgia expanded half of the building to accommodate larger engines (red line). Eventually the Roundhouse became obsolete when the large steam locomotives were replaced by diesel locomotives. In the 1960s the remaining 1850s half of the Roundhouse (dashed green line) was salvaged for bricks.
 
Location. 32° 4.551′ N, 81° 6.083′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached
Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Roundhouse Marker
from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Click for map. Located between Louisville Road and W Charlton Street. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roundhouse Foremanís Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Central of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Colored Shopmen's Locker & Lavatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial To The American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); George Clymer (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills Murphree (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Elbert (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor Our Patriot Ancestors (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Roundhouse Marker
Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Roundhouse Marker
Roundhouse plan drawing image. Click for full size.
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5. Roundhouse plan drawing
Roundhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2011
6. Roundhouse and Marker
Roundhouse Engine shop image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2006
7. Roundhouse Engine shop
Roundhouse Overnight shed image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2006
8. Roundhouse Overnight shed
Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2006
9. Roundhouse
Roundhouse ...shifting rolling stock image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 8, 2007
10. Roundhouse ...shifting rolling stock
Roundhouse Engine shop image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2006
11. Roundhouse Engine shop
Roundhouse Blacksmith shop image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2006
12. Roundhouse Blacksmith shop
Roundhouse Engine shop rear side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 3, 2007
13. Roundhouse Engine shop rear side
Roundhouse and Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 5, 2012
14. Roundhouse and Turntable
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   14. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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