Roundhouse

Roundhouse (HM10CV)

Location: Savannah, GA 31415 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.551', W 81° 6.083'

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The roundhouse served as a garage for locomotives,where they could be serviced or repaired.

Incoming locomotives traveled on rail through the building to arrive at the Turntable in the center. Operators aligned the rotating table with one of the individual Roundhouse bays where the locomotivewas then parked. Locomotives parked in the eastern portion of the Roundhouse underwent minor repairs. Major repairs occurred in the western side where the Drop Table was located.

Why isn't the "Roundhouse" round ? The Central of Georgia built this as a circular building in 1852-1855. The green circle is on the plan drawing of the Roundhouse to the right identifies this original construction. The Roundhouse had to be enlarged as steam locomotives became larger. During 1926 and 1927, the Central of Georgia expanded half of the building to accommodate larger engines (red line). Eventually the Roundhouse became obsolete when the large steam locomotives were replaced by diesel locomotives. In the 1960s the remaining 1850s half of the Roundhouse (dashed green line) was salvaged for bricks.
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HM NumberHM10CV
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490431 N 3548847
Decimal Degrees32.07585000, -81.10138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.551', W 81° 6.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 33.06" N, 81° 6' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah GA 31415, US
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