Age of Steam Roundhouse

On our way home from the 2016 Center for Railroad Photography & Art conference, my friend George Hiotis and I visited the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  At the time, the vast and almost brand-new facility did not offer regular tours; we got in on a day on which members of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society could buy tickets -- and we had joined the Society specifically so we could check out the newest roundhouse in the world, the first full-size and fully-equipped one built in America since the early 1950s.  It had appeared at the edge of a small Ohio town, like something out of "Field of Dreams", after a locomotive collector named Jerry Jacobson sold the system of railroads he had built up over the course of two decades; he kept his locomotives and some other rolling stock and put an undisclosed amount of the $230 million from the sale into making his vision of a 20th-century steam-servicing facility a reality.  Even after walking through the place and touching it, I still do not quite believe it really exists.

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Please visit the Age of Steam Web site for more information, including about public tours now available.

Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam Roundhouse
Age of Steam backshop
Age of Steam backshop
Age of Steam Roundhouse paperwork
Age of Steam Roundhouse workbench
Age of Steam roundhouse tools
Age of Steam Roundhouse tools
Age of Steam Roundhouse tools
Age of Steam Roundhouse tools
Age of Steam Roundhouse tool cabinet

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