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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex

 
 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex Marker
Inscription. The roundhouse is the sole surviving cast-iron framed roundhouse and is an important example of mid-19th century industrial building design. Designed by Albert Fink, in collaboration with Benjamin H. Latrobe, it represents an early use of standardized, prefabricated iron structural elements to create an efficient and fire-resistant building.

Constructed 1866-1867 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
 
Erected 2006 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.588′ N, 77° 57.678′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on East Race Street east of North Spring Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is near the Belle Boyd House. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martinsburg Roundhouse (here, next to this marker); Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse and Shop Complex (here, next to this marker); Belle Boyd House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Three Markers Overlooking the Shops image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Three Markers Overlooking the Shops
Markers on a rise across the railroad tracks from the shops, across from the Belle Boyd Complex. The train station is to the right. One of the roundhouses is behind the tree.
a different marker also named Belle Boyd House (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roundhouses and Shops / Railroad Strike of 1877 (about 600 feet away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East End: B & O's Neck of the Bottle, Harpers Ferry to Cumberland 1842 - 1992. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. Baltimore and Ohio in West Virginia (Images of Rail). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
3. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley (Golden Years of Railroading). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
5. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
6. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
7. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 1). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
8. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 2). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
9. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, The Nation's First Railroad 1828 - 1853. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
10. Baltimore and Ohio Cabooses. Volume 1: Photos and Diagrams. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
11. B & O Caboose Diagram Book. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
B&O Wooden Caboose No. C1913 and Shop Building image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. B&O Wooden Caboose No. C1913 and Shop Building
This building is between the East and West Roundhouses.
Shop Building Between East and West Roundhouses image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. Shop Building Between East and West Roundhouses
Ruins of East Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
5. Ruins of East Roundhouse
Cast Iron Door Frame Bumper image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
6. Cast Iron Door Frame Bumper
Reads: “B&O R R Co 1866”.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,248 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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