Spencer in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Spencer Shops Roundhouse and Turntable
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
While other roundhouses survive, this is among the best preserved examples of a large, modern roundhouse that continues to function as a railroad shop.
Erected 2011 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Location. 35° 41.197′ N, 80° 26.155′ W. Marker is in Spencer, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker can be reached from South Salisbury Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the NC Transportation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159, Spencer NC 28159, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk & Western Caboose 555012 (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Public Utilities Co. 1927 Streetcar #85 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Muscle of Spencer Shops Town of Spencer (about 500 feet away); Historic Spencer Shops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Food Lion LLC (approx. 0.2 miles away); Food Lion Trailer No. 893615 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnetic Signal Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Also see . . . ASME site (check out the brochure!). (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.