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Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richmond Locomotive Works

 
 
Richmond Locomotive Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
1. Richmond Locomotive Works Marker
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This building was once the home of the Richmond
Locomotive Works
, one of the world's most
famous steam locomotive builders.

Steam engines powered the industrial revolution
in the United States, and Richmond-made steam
locomotives carried an enormous quantity of
manufactured products across the country and
around the world.

The pieces you see here were all integral parts of
the Richmond Locomotive Works assembly line,
which manufactured great American steam engines
in this building from 1887 to 1927.
 
Erected 2009 by Movieland.
 
Location. 37° 34.025′ N, 77° 28.024′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Boulevard (Virginia Route 161) and West Leigh Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of Bow Tie Movieland at Boulevard Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 North Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broad Street Station (approx. half a mile away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. half a mile away);
Richmond Locomotive Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
2. Richmond Locomotive Works Building
Recently converted to a multiplex cinema.
Maury (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. half a mile away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Inner Line of Defence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arthur Ashe Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Second Line of the Confederate Defenses (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond Locomotive & Machine Works (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Richmond Movieland Bow Tie Cinemas. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Tracking Down Our Heritage image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
3. Tracking Down Our Heritage
These tracks were uncovered during this property's transformation into Boulevard Square. They once served to bring into service the gleaming new steam locomotives that were built on this property by the Richmond Locomotive Works. They have been preserved in place as a reminder of this property's rich and continuing history as a Richmond and American icon.
Richmond Locomotive Works Track image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
4. Richmond Locomotive Works Track
Richmond Locomotive Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
5. Richmond Locomotive Works Building
CSX line still in operation in the rear of Boulevard Square image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2010
6. CSX line still in operation in the rear of Boulevard Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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