During the steam era (1840 to 1950), roundhouses were the
most distinctive structures on the railroad and often the most distinctive in
the entire town. They were built for one purpose: to house and care for the
mighty steam locomotives that were used on nearly every railroad in America.
Once diesel power was introduced, these icons were usually torn down or left to
rot, leaving only about 5 percent of the more than 3,000 that once dotted the
Stables of the Iron Horse is an important
addition to any railroad fan's library. It describes the history of these
specialized and unusual structures, from the earliest known examples in the
1840s, to the largest that ever existed, to those that survive to the present.
New York Central System aficionados will be pleased to see multiple examples of
the New York Central, Lake Shore, Michigan Central, and Big Four railroads, as
well as detailed descriptions of locomotive terminal clusters in Albany,
Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Boston, Chicago, and many others.
This beautiful book has a hardcover binding, 248
pages, and 200 pictures and graphics collected by the author over two decades.
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