Sunday, February 26, 2012

Roundhouse, Hall Street

I went and visited the roundhouse on North Hall Street; there is very little left, but there is clear evidence of such a structure existing up this way.

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  2. There appears to be another roundhouse, though slightly smaller, at the southern end of the rail yard across the Hall Street from the one you highlighted. google map these coordinates:

    38.691294,-90.214948

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    1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodFebruary 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      I think the N&S location is more of a turntable for the three stalls in the building housing BIG mechanical work rather than as a categorization as a "roundhouse."
      A roundhouse is typically for "light" mechanical work and storage.

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    2. Across the river is a great example of an old Roundhouse:
      http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.633591,+-90.152170&hl=en&sll=38.633244,-90.152398&sspn=0.002293,0.003473&safe=on&t=h&z=17

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    3. I covered that roundhouse here:

      http://stlouispatina.blogspot.com/2009/08/east-st-louis-roundhouse-part-2.html

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  3. Loved the blog…
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