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DL&W Roundhouse 85

Basic
Region: DL&W Territory
Location
Type: Railroad feature
Status: Abandoned
Parent: Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad
Opened: 1850-1920?
Closed: 1940-1960?

This is a roundhouse built and operated by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. It was likely built during the early days of the DL&W, and abandoned before the adoption of diesel locomotives. It has about 15 bays for locomotives. By studying the inside of the structure, it looks like one part of the roundhouse was originally built, and another smaller extension was added on later. The structure is made primarily of concrete and wood.

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Inner Exterior

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Inner Exterior

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

This is the inner exterior of the [[ DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]] as of 2019. Locomotives would enter into the holes you see from the turntable. At one time, these all had doors, but they were removed eventually.

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Inside

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Inside

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Inside the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]].

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Work Platform

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Work Platform

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

In very poor lighting, here is what looks like a work platform on the ceiling of [[ DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]].

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Employee Lockers

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Employee Lockers

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here are the last employee lockers in the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]].

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Empty Room

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Empty Room

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is one of many empty concrete shell rooms inside the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]].

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Newer Section

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Newer Section

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is the inside of the newer section of the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]]. In this photo you can also see how much of the roundhouse was built with wood.

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Wood Bricks

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Wood Bricks

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is something interesting I didn’t immediately notice in the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]]; the “bricks” on the floor were made of wood!

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Electrical Stuff

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Electrical Stuff

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is a jumbled mess of electrical equipment right outside of the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]]. They look like some old transformers. Sadly, all of the insulators were broken.

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DL&W Roundhouse 85 Unknown Equipment

DL&W Roundhouse 85 Unknown Equipment

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

This one piece of equipment was on almost every pillar inside the [[ roundhouse // DL&W Roundhouse 85 ]].

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