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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse

La Rotonde de l'Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway

 
 
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, October 20, 2013
1. Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse Marker
Inscription. This imposing brick roundhouse is a particularly fine example of an industrial structure associated with the steam railway era in Canada. Built in 1913, the ten-stall roundhouse with attached machine, boiler and blacksmith's shops is part of a remarkably well-preserved railway yard that also includes a car shop and stores building. The roundhouse complex served the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway long after the introduction of the diesel locomotive in 1949 and the railway's operational relocation to Nanaimo in the 1950s. This site is an important reminder of Canada's rich railway heritage.

Cette imposante rotonde en brique de dix garages constitue un bel exemple de l'architecture industrielle à l'ère des trains à vapeur. Érigée en 1913 et possédant en annexe un atelier d'usinage, une chaudronnerie et une forge, elle fait partie d'un ensemble très bien conservé qui comprend des magasins et un atelier de réparation de wagons. Ce complexe a servi à l'Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway longtemps après l'avènement de la locomotive diesel en 1949 et le transfert des opérations a Nanaimo dans les années 1950. Le site demeure un témoin important de la grande époque des chemins de fer au Canada.
 
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, October 20, 2013
2. Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse
48° 25.745′ N, 123° 22.838′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Sitkum Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V9A 6Z6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Natural Harbour (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); From Mudflat to Rain Garden (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Lee Mong Kow (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); S.J. Pitts, Importer (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Victoria, B.C. (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Waddington Alley (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Leiser Building (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Thomas Earle Warehouse (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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