Roundhouses in Roanoke
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Thu Sep 19 13:35:38 EDT 2019
The roundhouse for the VGN was taken down in summer 1960 as per Abe Burnett’s slides. The two at 12th Street came down in 1934 just before year end from a file I have somewhere on them. The Shaffer Crossing one stood until about 1982, the passenger car one at Roanoke Shops is still standing, the one at the Shops turntable was still there, late steam era, like 1957, but I don’t know exactly when it was taken down.
> On Sep 19, 2019, at 9:58 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> For general interest.
> Portion of a Roanoke map c.1930 by Sone Printing Co.
> For a relatively small city . . . six roundhouses are shown standing at that
> particular time. Not sure for how many years that was true. Ten at most?
> John Garner, Newport VA
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