Spencer Shops Roundhouse and Turntable

Spencer Shops Roundhouse and Turntable (HM1Z3A)

Location: Spencer, NC 28159 Rowan County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 41.197', W 80° 26.155'

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Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

—1924 —

This 37-stall roundhouse and 100-foot turntable built by the southern railway are among the few survivors of a distinctive type of locomotive repair facility that was once common across North America. The radial track and turntable arrangement was based on the operational and maintenance needs of steam locomotives, though this facility received modifications after 1950 to service diesels.

While other roundhouses survive, this is among the best preserved examples of a large, modern roundhouse that continues to function as a railroad shop.
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HM NumberHM1Z3A
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551040 N 3949337
Decimal Degrees35.68661667, -80.43591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.197', W 80° 26.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 11.82" N, 80° 26' 9.3" W
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Area Code(s)704, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1395 NC-150, Spencer NC 28159, US
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