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Roundhouse Foremanís Office

 
 
Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
1. Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker
Inscription.
The foreman gave assignments to the engineers, mechanics, and shop crews from his office.

This office was built in 1926-1927 when the southern half of the Roundhouse was rebuilt to a larger size. The Foremanís Office occupied the first floor. The second floor contained the engineersí lockers and lavatory, which provided shower and changing facilities.

This 1945 photograph shows the Roundhouse Foremanís Office. It features a new system using 700 wooden blocks placed in a grid to track job assignments and locomotive schedules.

Each badge master, brakeman, conductor, engineer, fireman and flagman had a block with his name on it. Every freight, passenger or extra train had its own numbered block. Other blocks were marked with times for trains to depart and crews to report to work. The foreman, night crew dispatcher, and day crew dispatcher arranged the blocks to schedule locomotives and workers along the main line and in the rail yard.
 
Location. 32° 4.549′ N, 81° 6.066′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Louisville Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 655 Louisville Road, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
2. Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roundhouse (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); Peter Tondee (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Israel Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Marker at the Georgia State Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
3. Marker at the Georgia State Railroad Museum
The Roundhouse Foremanís Office marker can be seen on the building on the left.
Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
4. Roundhouse Foremanís Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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