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North Creek in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Engine House

 
 
Engine House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
1. Engine House Marker
Inscription.  The Engine House was built in 1944 as railroad operations at North Creek intensified during World War II. Demand for the mineral titanium had soared as the war shut off traditional sources, so the tracks were extended 30 miles north to the former iron mine in Tahawus, where the precious substance had been discovered; crews and diesel-electric locomotives were added as the train schedule grew to meet wartime demand.

With its inspection pit, the Engine House provided a well-equipped, lighted and heated workshop in which to maintain the 1,000- to 1,600-horsepower locomotives. An elevated tower stored sand, which was applied to the rails by locomotives for added traction on steep grades and during inclement weather. Two large storage tanks, east of the building, quenched the locomotives’ thirst for fuel.

Gore Mountain Ski Center built an addition to the Engine House in 1994 and installed pumps to bring water for snow making from the Hudson River to the top of Gore Mountain.
 
Erected by Barton Mines Company.
 
Location. 43° 42.164′ 
Engine House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 27, 2019
2. Engine House
The edge of the marker is seen on the raised section of railing in the foreground.
N, 73° 59.324′ W. Marker is in North Creek, New York, in Warren County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Railroad Place, North Creek NY 12853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Creek Turntable (a few steps from this marker); Barton Mines (a few steps from this marker); Adirondack Railway Company (a few steps from this marker); North Creek Depot (a few steps from this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); North Creek Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Creek.
 
Also see . . .  North Creek Depot Museum. (Submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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