“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Big Valley, Alberta

Locomotive Turntable Marker image, Touch for more information
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Locomotive Turntable Marker
1Alberta, Stettler County, Big Valley — Locomotive Turntable
The turntable was one means of turning steam locomotives and an essential component of the roundhouse complex. It consisted of a revolving bridge, balanced on a centre bearing, in a circular pit. After dumping their fires at the ash pit, locomotives . . . Map (db m197013) HM
2Alberta, Stettler County, Big Valley — The Roundhouse
Every divisional point had an engine house or “shop” as it was commonly referred to. It was in these structures that after each run, steam locomotives were checked, cleaned, and miscellaneous light repairs performed. The “roundhouse,” known as such . . . Map (db m197014) HM
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Mar. 27, 2023