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.
|Placed By||The American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 551040 N 3949337|
|Decimal Degrees||35.68661667, -80.43591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 41.197', W 80° 26.155'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 41' 11.82" N, 80° 26' 9.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||704, 336|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1301-1395 NC-150, Spencer NC 28159, US|
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