Railroad Roundhouse at Charles River, South Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1881

Summary

Railroad workers posed with a 4-4-0 American type steam locomotive for this photograph taken in Massachusetts in 1881. The locomotive sits in front of a two-stall engine shed. "Roundhouse" became the common name on American railroads for any building in which locomotives were serviced and maintained -- whether the building was round or not.

Railroad workers posed with a 4-4-0 American type steam locomotive for this photograph taken in Massachusetts in 1881. The locomotive sits in front of a two-stall engine shed. "Roundhouse" became the common name on American railroads for any building in which locomotives were serviced and maintained -- whether the building was round or not.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Width: 9.25 in

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